The first hour beginning with the announcement that Hosni Mubarak had stepped down and turned over power to the Military, following 18 days of protests in the streets of Cairo and throughout Egypt.
February 11, 2011

Cairo - February 11, 2011 - now the real work starts.

I have been remiss in posts on a regular basis the past two days because of the events unfolding in Egypt and the tying up of recording equipment and computers in order to preserve the story as it was happening during the last forty-eight hours.

Sorry - we just got overwhelmed.

But since little else has been grabbing attention today I thought, if by some insane idea you might have missed it, it might be appropriate to run the first hour from earlier (this morning in Los Angeles), beginning with Sulieman's announcement that Hosni Mubarak had in fact stepped down. The reaction is fast and the elation is sweeping. Since this is via the BBC World Service Radio some of the interviews and reactions may have been missed because television can be limited in certain areas, especially covering a story of this size and magnitude. And the story keeps unfolding in other areas and other countries who are following in the footsteps of this movement. It will interesting and fascinating to see what transpires over the next few weeks. This story is far from over - if anything, it's just getting started. I hear grumblings from Yemen, Algeria, Bahrain and next week in Tehran.

But for now, here it is as it unfolded. A little slice of history that happened to take place today.

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