Egypt: the wait
For 17 days, tens of thousands of  anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir Square calling for the  resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, 30 years in power. They had been  acting out of passion for their country and dedication for change.   They had protested and waited for a response.  The response came in an  address from Mubarak to the country and his people.  Mubarak would not  step down.  Then almost miraculously, on the eighteenth day of protests,  Vice President Omar Suleiman made a very brief statement on state  television. Mubarak had stepped down. The crowds erupted “Egypt is  free!” “Egypt is free!”  —  Paula Nelson (40 photos total)
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Egypt: the wait

For 17 days, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir Square calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, 30 years in power. They had been acting out of passion for their country and dedication for change. They had protested and waited for a response. The response came in an address from Mubarak to the country and his people. Mubarak would not step down. Then almost miraculously, on the eighteenth day of protests, Vice President Omar Suleiman made a very brief statement on state television. Mubarak had stepped down. The crowds erupted “Egypt is free!” “Egypt is free!” — Paula Nelson (40 photos total)

(Click on any of the links above to see the photo gallery.)