Breaking: Mubarak Resigns

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by Chris Bodenner

The Lede:

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, according to a statement moments ago on live television from Vice President Omar Suleiman.

Cheers immediately swept the crowds outside Egyptian state television headquarters.

Al Jazeera:

 Jubilation breaks out across Egypt. Flags waving. Joyous scenes in Tahrir Square, Alexandria, Suez.  Watch our live stream here: [go here if that link doesn't work]

No point any of our presenters trying to speak over the roar of Egyptians celebrating.


Update from EA:

Rawya Regeh recalls the moment from outside the Presidential Palace, where an estimated 10,000 protesters had marched today, when the announcement of Hosni Mubarak's resignation was made: "People were crying, some people fell to their knees, praying immediately on the floor. The tears are everywhere, the smiles, the dances."

Regen continues, "I'm 30 years old....I was born the week President Mubarak assumed power. All my years of life I have known only one President, and I can tell you, I have never seen this sentiment in Egypt."

Update from AJE:

Missed the 30 seconds that ended the 30 years of Mubaraks rule? Watch it again here: