It Only Took 6,000 Years

Fireworks over Tahrir Square a day after President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation.

via Egypt Sees New Era After Exit of Hosni Mubarak – NYTimes.com.

CAIRO — As a new era dawned in Egypt on Saturday the army leadership sought to reassure Egyptians and the world that it would shepherd a transition to civilian rule and honor international commitments like its peace treaty with Israel.

Elvis has left the building, so to speak. And after 6,000 years of autocratic rulers, Egyptian citizens will finally get to vote on who they want to lead them.

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