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July 4th in Egypt

Its like July4th in Tahrir Square this evening.

Celebration in Egypt - Photo BBC

Celebration in Egypt - Photo BBC

While speaking to MNBC One, Maldivian student studying in Egypt – Mr. Madeeh said that celebrations are all across the main streets.

Rallies, above all fireworks are seen across the country.

Resignation came as thousands massed in Cairo and other Egyptian cities for an 18th day of protest to demand Mr Mubarak’s resignation.

Protesters responded by cheering, waving flags, embracing and sounding car horns.

BBC reports, in an announcement on state TV, Vice-President Omar Suleiman said Mr Mubarak had handed power to the military.

According to CNN, President Barack Obama is scheduled to discuss the developments in like half an hour.

Hosni Mubarak steps down as president of Egypt- BBC

Hosni Mubarak steps down as president of Egypt- BBC

Egyptian officials Mr Mubarak has already left Cairo and is in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he has a residence.

Speaking just after resignation, Minister of Housing & Environment Mohamed Aslam who is currently incharge of Foreign relations, said the relation between Maldives & Egypt is between its citizens.

He added that Maldivians are with Egyptians & would be observing the situation closely.

What Egypt awaits now is to see the new leader.

A military Junta or coup is a fear.

Maldives at several times, over the past few weeks has called for improved situation in Egypt.

 

 

 

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