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Egyptian President Mubarak resigns, Military in control

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Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announcing Mubarak's resignation Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announcing Mubarak's resignation

CAIRO, EGYPT (KWWL) -- Celebration is underway in the streets of Cairo after news that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has resigned and handed control to the military.

Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement Friday on national TV.

"In these difficult circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave the position of the presidency," Suleiman said. He has commissioned the armed forces council to direct the issues of the state."

"This is the greatest day of my life. The country has been liberated after decades of repression," leading Egyptian democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei told The Associated Press.

He said he expects a "beautiful" transition of power.

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