Revolution in Cairo

Day-to-Day Feb. 11

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Mohamed ElBaradei (@ElBaradei) Egypt Today is a free and proud nation. God bless
Mosa'ab Elshamy (@mosaaberizing) Hmm, what do I do with my tent now? E-bay? :)
monasosh (@monasosh) I can't stop crying & laughing #Jan25
benwedeman (@bencnn) 17 days that shook the world. #Egypt #Jan25 #Tahrir

“In the early hours of the first day of a new Egypt, revelers are still marching, mingling and dancing around the traffic circle in Tahrir Square.” Charles M. Sennott, "The First Day of a New Egypt" (FRONTLINE)

“In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of president of the republic and has charged the high council of the armed forces to administer the affairs of the country. May God help everybody.” Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman

Video(PBS NewsHour) Tahrir Square Crowds Erupt to News that Mubarak Will Step Down
Sultan Al Qassemi (@SultanAlQassemi) A million congratulations to Egyptians. You are the heroes of the Arab World. #Jan25
Occupied Cairo (@occupiedcairo) I just got voicemail for the 1st time since #jan25 I had descriptions of street battles, terrified family members and calls for help. #love
Sultan Al Qassemi (@SultanAlQassemi) This one's for you Khaled Saeed & for the countless victims of this brutal dictator.

“The word Tahrir means liberation. It is a word that speaks to that something in our souls that cries out for freedom. And forevermore it will remind us of the Egyptian people -- of what they did, of the things that they stood for, and how they changed their country, and in doing so changed the world.” President Barack Obama

“Don't even bother to try following Egypt on Twitter right now. Using the social networking service that allowed the world to follow the uprising in real time is like drinking from a firehose.” Spencer Ackerman, "The Internet Explodes As Egypt's Dictator Finally Quits" (Wired)

“On December 23, 2008, a young Egyptian dissident sat down with US embassy officials in Cairo to share highlights from his recent travels, and to discuss plans to topple Hosni Mubarak's regime before the country's 2011 election.” David Wolman, "The Idealism Clinic: On the Origins of Egypt's Revolution" (The Atlantic)

“Among the tents is the so-called Freedom Motel, where protesters have been living for more than two weeks. Tarek Shalaby, the Web designer and blogger, who brought some of the tents, had a big grin on his face. He shouted, 'This is Egypt! And viva la revolution!' Someone formed a conga line.” Wendell Steavenson, "Dancing in the Square" (The New Yorker)

“One of the least convincing slogans in Tahrir Square has been `the people and the army, standing together'. One can hardly blame the protesters for expressing this hope: it was, arguably, a necessary fiction, without which millions of people would not have dared to turn out to call for Mubarak to stand down. The army played its cards well. Under strong pressure from Robert Gates, it did not fire on demonstrators, and, after Mubarak's non-resignation speech yesterday -- a fantastic tribute to the powers of self-deception -- it finally decided to wash its hands of him. But the army did not join the movement, either: a critical phase in classical revolutions.” Adam Shatz, "The Revolution Is Not Over" (London Review of Books)

Sandmonkey (@Sandmonkey) Peopke jumping up and down. Everyone hugging. We did it. I wanna cry from happiness. #jan25
monasosh (@monasosh) Tomorrow 10am, we all go and help in cleaning tahrir square. Bring garbage bags, gloves and join us #Jan25
Wael Ghonim (@Ghonim) Please don't make me the face of this revolution. Its not true as every Egyptian was the face of this revolution #Jan25
Azmat Khan (@AzmatZahra) I just saw this Mubarak effigy -- hanging in Tahrir Sq. for days -- thrown down to crowd & ripped to shreds. http://twitpic.com/3ype39

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