Full coverage: Unrest in Egypt
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday and handed power to the military after weeks of upheaval in Egypt. His departure marks an end to a dominating rule that spanned 30 years and saw him rise as a strategic U.S. ally in a troubled region. Times staff photographers Rick Loomis and Michael Robinson Chavez are on the ground in Cairo capturing this historic event.
Demonstrations against the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gathered strength as thousands took to the streets and troops move into Cairo. A curfew is in force but is largely ignored as protesters set fires and try to enter government buildings. The U.S. calls for a halt to violent measures by the government.
4:14 PM PDT, July 6, 2011
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January 27, 2011
The Obama administration urged key Mideast ally Egypt to heed calls for political reform even as security forces tightened their grip on pockets of rebellion in the capital that persisted a day after unprecedented nationwide protests.
3:30 PM PST, January 28, 2011
Some have begun to speak of an "Arab Spring," akin to the wave of protests that began with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and spread across Eastern Europe, bringing down one authoritarian government after another.
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