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Domino effect?

Egypt is the second country in less than a month to force its leader from office. In other parts of the Middle East, protests and threats of unrest have sent leaders scrambling for ways to remain in power.

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Mubarak steps down, prompting jubilation in Cairo streets
Article | CAIRO - The popular uprising in Egypt triumphed Friday as President Hosni Mubarak surrendered to the will of a leaderless revolution and stepped down after 30 years of autocratic rule over the Arab world's most populous nation.
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Text of 2nd statement issues by Egypt's military
Article | -- Full text of the statement issued Friday by Egypt's Armed Forces Supreme Council, the second by the military in as many days.
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Resignation opens vacuum where ally stood
Article | President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down Friday after three decades in power presents the Obama administration with a political vacuum where a stalwart ally once stood, shaking up the Middle East in ways that present as much peril as promise for U.S. interests in the region.

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