Egyptians rose up against the authoritarian regime of President Hosni Mubarak, who had been in power since 1981 on January 25. The bloodshed and protests drove the leader to step down 18 days later. ... more 
Egyptians rose up against the authoritarian regime of President Hosni Mubarak, who had been in power since 1981 on January 25. The bloodshed and protests drove the leader to step down 18 days later. After the success of Tunisia’s and Egypt’s uprisings, the Arab Spring spread to Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, Bahrain, Syria, and beyond. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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