President Hosni Mubarak will have to redo his business cards, because he’s now in between jobs.
This morning, Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement of Mubarak’s resignation as president, causing Egypt and the world to erupt in happiness and congratulations. Even Twitter has #Congrats Egypt trending worldwide. It’s almost like a big going-away party for the boss, except for all the attendees are happy he’s leaving. And considering the guy is 82, Mubarak really should be moving on to the next stage in life–retirement.
For photos of Tahrir Square celebration, check out TIME’s photo essays.
For a collection of memorable protest signs, check out the Guardian’s collection.
For a virtual memorial for those who died in the protests, check out Egypt Remembers.
It’s incredible what 18 days can do, but it’s going to take much more than that to rebuild Egypt and its new democracy. The most fascinating reality show on TV is beginning and the world’s eyes will be glued to the screen.