February 11, 2011 11:13 AM

Obama hails Mubarak's resignation, 'moral force of non-violence'

Bowing to 18 days of a popular revolt that showed no sign of slowing down, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday and handed over power to the military, an ignominious end to his 30 years of authoritarian rule. The military later said it was "studying the situation" and praised Mubarak for putting the nation's interests above his own. Obama said "Today belongs to the people of Egypt."

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