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Timeline: Egypt 2011

From the anti-government protests of January 25, to the Egyptian parliamentary elections, Egypt's 2011.

January 25

Anti-government protests begin across Egypt.

January 28

President Hosni Mubarak orders troops and tanks into cities to quell demonstrations. Protesters welcome the army, which is widely seen as a neutral force.

February 10

Mubarak says national dialogue is under way and transfers powers to vice president, but refuses to leave office immediately.

February 11

Mubarak steps down and a military council is formed to run the country's affairs.

March 19

Big majority of Egyptians approve amendments to the constitution in referendum designed to pave way for parliamentary and presidential elections.

August 3

Mubarak, wheeled into a courtroom cage on a bed to face trial and denies the charges against him. His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, also deny the charges.

October 9

Coptic Christians turn their fury against the army after at least 25 Christians are killed when troops break up a protest.

November 21

Cabinet tenders resignation and the next day the military council promises a civilian president will be elected in June 2012, six months sooner than planned.

November 25

Tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule pack Tahrir Square in the biggest turnout of a week of protests and violence that killed 42 people.

November 28

First voting in staggered elections for the lower house.

December 14-15

Polls open in the second round of elections. The Muslim Brotherhood's FJP later say they have received about 40 per cent of votes cast for party lists in the second round.

December 24

Thousands rally in Tahrir Square in the first mass gathering since five days of street battles between protesters and the military left at least 17 dead.