Middle East

    • A protester carrying an Egyptian flag runs through clouds of tear gas at a demonstration in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2011.
    • A man runs from a police water cannon in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2011.
    • An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
    • An anti-government protester is backdropped by a fire set up by protesters near the Tahrir Square Jan. 28, 2011.
    • The crowd in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.
    • Pro-government demonstrators, bottom, watch as cars burn during clashes with anti-government demonstrators, top, in Tahrir square, Feb. 3, 2011.
    • A protester chants during a demonstration in support of ousting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Feb. 5, 2011, in Seattle.
    • An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters sleeps on the wheels of a tank at Tahrir square, Feb. 6, 2011.
    • Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters camp out next to Army tanks and armored vehicles near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.
    • Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak begins to make a televised statement in this image taken from TV, Feb. 10, 2011.
    • In this photo taken from Egyptian television, Egypt's vice president Omar Suleiman announces that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down from office, Feb. 11, 2011.
    • Anti-government protesters and Egyptian Army soldiers on their vehicles make traditional Muslim Friday prayers in Tahrir Square, Feb. 11, 2011.
    • Egyptians celebrate after President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed power to the military, Feb. 11, 2011.
    • Egyptians in Tahrir square celebrate after President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed power to the military at Tahrir Square, Feb. 11, 2011.
    • Egyptian Army soldiers celebrate with children on their armored personnel carrier, as they celebrate the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, Feb. 11, 2011

    Five-Year Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution

    Published January 24, 2016

    On January 25, 2011, protesters in Egypt began a series of demonstrations, marches and the occupation of public spaces to protest the government of  Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.  Seventeen days later, Mubarak resigned and power was turned over to the military.


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