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Obama welcomes Egypt transition

By BEN FELLER
AP White House Correspondent

Feb 11, 3:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the peaceful transition of power in Egypt with the resignation of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. “The people of Egypt have spoken. Their voices have been heard. And Egypt will never be the same,” he declared.

In brief remarks in the Grand Foyer of the White House, the president noted that it was “not the end of Egypt’s transition, it’s a beginning.” He said that many important questions remain to be resolved and difficult times lie ahead.

“I’m confident the people of Egypt can find the answers,” Obama said. He spoke hours after Mubarak stepped aside, turning authority over to the military. It was a turnaround from the night before, when the Egyptian leader defiantly refused to give up his title.

Said Obama: “Egyptians have inspired us, and they’ve done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained by violence.”

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Obama: The people of Egypt have spoken

FP- Posted By Josh Rogin Friday, February 11, 2011 – 4:15 PM

Here is the full text of President Obama‘s Friday remarks on the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak:

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Mubarak Steps Down, Ceding Power to Military

New York Times- By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, ANTHONY SHADID and ALAN COWELL
Published: February 11, 2011

CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt turned over all power to the military, and left the Egyptian capital for his resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television on Friday.

The announcement, delivered during evening prayers in Cairo, set off a frenzy of celebration, with protesters shouting “Egypt is free!”

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