EGYPT: Hosni Mubarak steps down
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 82, has stepped down and Vice President Omar Suleiman has named a military council to run the country's affairs, state television reported Friday.
The announcement came after 18 days of mass protests against Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Protesters amassed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday reacted to the announcement with whistles and cheers, shouting "Egypt is free," and "Allahu Akhbar," God is great.
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Photo: Egyptians crowd inside Tahrir Square on Friday. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times