EGYPT: Obama to speak on Mubarak's decision to step down
Obama will make a statement about the situation in Egypt later Friday morning, the White House said.
Meanwhile, anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued to celebrate, chanting, "The people have brought down the regime." One woman prayed in the street, using an Egyptian flag as a prayer rug, according to CNN.
Outside the presidential palace, an epicenter for protest Friday, demonstrators chanted, "I am Egyptian … proud to be Egyptian."
Lawyer Sherif El Husseiny, 33, told Reuters he was "overwhelmed" by the announcement that Mubarak was leaving office.
"Nothing can ever stop the Egyptian people anymore," he said. "It's a new era for Egypt."
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske