The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak

Al Jazeera takes a look at how the former military man rose to power, and how it all began to slip away.

    Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, after 30 years in power, bowing to a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands.

    Mubarak, 82, had flown with his family from Cairo to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a ruling party official said.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher takes a look at how the former military man rose to power, and how it all began to slip away.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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