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18 days that brought down the Mubarak regime

The events that led to the end of an era in Egypt.

18 days that brought down the Mubarak regime:

January 25, 2011

Thousands of anti-government protesters in Cairo stage the biggest demonstrations seen in Egypt for many years.

January 28, 2011

Mass protests rock Cairo and other cities. Mubarak orders the army out on to the streets in an attempt to restore order.

January 29, 2011

Mubarak appoints his first vice president, Omar Suleiman, in an attempt to appease the protesters. A wave of looting grips Egypt after police withdraw from Cairo and several other cities.

February 1, 2011

Mubarak promises not to seek re-election but says that he will serve out the final months of his term and that he will "die on Egyptian soil".

February 10, 2011

Mubarak refuses to leave office but hands some powers to his vice president during an appearance on state TV that leaves protesters furious.

February 11, 2011

Mubarak resigns and hands over power to the military after protesters flood the streets of Cairo and other cities.