John Simpson: Egypt has high hopes for future
Egypt is beginning a new political era, the day after President Hosni Mubarak stood down after almost 30 years in power.
Celebrations took place in Cairo and elsewhere throughout the night.
The BBC's World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, says there is a hope among Egyptians that the army will do nothing except "hold the ring" until a presidential election takes place.
12 Feb 2011
- From the section Middle East