Egypt activists recall Mubarak ouster as a distant dream

Egyptian anti-goverment demonstrators perform the Friday noon prayer during protests in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on February 11, 2011As the sun began to set on February 11, 2011, the protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square wavered between hope and despair, waiting for a signal that Egypt’s autocrat would step down. Hosni Mubarak had been expected to resign the day before, after 30 years in power. Mubarak was gone, the army was now in control and Cairo exploded in euphoric celebration.

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