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Egyptians celebrate at Tahrir Square, Cairo, after Mubarak resigned on 11 February, 2011. AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
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Slideshow: the protests which led to Mubarak's resignation

A gallery of images from the 18 days of protests that pushed President Mubarak to cede office to the military yesterday.

CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE ACROSS Egypt today following President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation yesterday.

Mubarak ceded power to the military after 18 consecutive days of protests, putting Egypt’s defence minister and head of the supreme council Mohammed Hussein Tantawi in charge.

Opposition figures have now called for a peaceful and civil transition to a new and democratically-elected government.

Pro-democracy leader Ali Abdel Wahab said that what happens next in Egypt “depends on how the military handles things”, Al Jazeera reports.

Earlier today, Reuters reported that the army had issued a statement saying that the current government would continue to run affairs until the next one was appointed.

The army also confirmed that it would support Egypt’s commitment to all of its regional and international treaties, the BBC reports, meaning the 1979 peace treaty with Israel will remain in place.

In photos: look back over the protests, and ensuing celebrations, in Egpyt:

Slideshow: the protests which led to Mubarak's resignation
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