February 11th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Huge Crowds Celebrating Egypt's Revolution: Join the Live Chat

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President Hosni Mubarak resigns in Egypt and Cairo's Liberation Square is still full of people. Some have been there from the beginning. Others came today to celebrate. Still others stopping by even now, just for a taste of the place that birthed a revolution. We'll have the latest developments and tonight's other headlines.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. DaveY

    CONGRATULATIONS to the People of Egypt! The world is a better place because of their non violent success!! This will hinder the ability of extremists to brainwash followers into accepting violence as a solution!!
    History has shown that people of many faiths and religions can live, trade and proper together if we eliminate the power-hungry,greedy extremist groups!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Ivan, Ben, Fred, Nic, Arwa, and Anderson, thanks for being our eyes and ears in Egypt

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Sharon Hastings

    Once again Anderson and all the team, you have done such an incredible job. Hard to put it in words. I hope you can rest and recoup your energy. Have a wonderful weekend Egypt and everyone. I am so happy for you.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! "Freedom for us all!" Have a good weekend, everyone and "Happy I Like You Weekend!".

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Pat

    Anderson . .Thanks to you and CNN for all your coverage of Egypt the past 18 days. Great Job..you let us live the story from day to day.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Sue from Syracuse

    What a fitting conclusion day to Gibbs' time at the WH podium. I thought he handled his finale day - 250th briefing - fabulously. Nice to see his tie being framed and all that...

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Nahla Elsarnagawy

    As a proud Egyptian ,Anderson ,I would like to thank you ,you have "kept it honest" ,with great analysis that helped not only expose the lies of the regime but show the real egyptian spirit.
    I feel we owe you more than a mere thank you,you risked your life to get the truth to the world.Freedom ,Peace and Dignity to all.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, Jana, Nina, Maha & Bloggers.
    Thanks for this coverage, Anderson!
    Wonderful show & blog, as always.
    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Maha

    As an Egyptian-American, who has followed the coverage of the revolution on Arabic and western media over 10 hours a day each of the 18 days, I want to thank you Anderson and the entire CNN team for the amazing job you've done. I don't think the outcome would have been the same without you!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Lori

    Good night Anderson! Good night Everyone! Sweet dreams. Thank you to all of the heroes involved in the coverage of Egypt, especially you Anderson. I am so glad you are safe. Have a wonderful weekend.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Anderson – I love the reporter's roundtable. Ivan, & Ben, as well as Arwa Damon & Nick R. and their teams have been extraordinarily brave while providing excellent coverage.
    So have you Anderson. With great thanks to All of you.

    Thank you and good night – great program and a great way to go into a weekend.
    Good night fellow writers, it's been a heck of a conversation these last several weeks.
    I am especially grateful for the Egyptians who educated us and joined our conversation.
    God bless & keep Egypt as it moves into a Democratic country.
    I wish you All a safe and peaceful weekend.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Carolyn

    Another magnificent AC360 show tonight... extraordinary coverage by Anderson Cooper, all CNN Reporters, Support Staff, Guests, etc... I'm riding the wave of freedom today, in Spirit, with all of you tonight... thank you, everyone!!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Ameera

    Thanks for your honest reporting from Egypt over the last 18 days. Thanks on behalf of all Egyptians.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, Ohio

    I would love to hear a round table discussion with the reporters who were there today to witness history so that they can describe what it was like being in Egypt today and how they felt in the days leading up to Egyptian freedom.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Sue from Syracuse

    Wonder how long people will stay in Tahrir square... people do not seem to be breaking from the crowd there... Celebration full scale! They truly deserve it.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Janis

    Good night everyone. Congratulations Egypt. A bright new day for all of you.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Emily

    Gibbs lift the White House?
    I didn't know that!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, David G, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie,) Lori, (Adelaide,) BettyAnn, Starr, Heather, Sharon, Karin, Dulcie, Sree, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Karyn, Indiana, Jana, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Monday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!! Have a great weekend! Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!

    Have a great/good night and sleep at home. Great weekend! See you on Monday night!!! Just a plenty sleep and rest at home!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Ted

    Congratulations the people of Egypt!!!

    May your tireless and unrelenting efforts be an example to all the oppressed people around the world. First, Tunisia and now Egypt. I know all dictators are having sleepless nights these days.
    I cannot wait to see a day when the dictator of my beloved nation of Eritrea is made to step down.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Cessy - Chicago

    Anderson and crew: you guys are The Best! 🙂

    To the Egyptians:

    You are all an inspiration to the World tonight...

    Congratulations! Tahya Masr!(Long live Egypt!)

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Kathy from Vancouver BC

    Personally, I think the military will do right by the people. And is why the people trust them.
    FOr those who do like candles. Light one tonight for the those still detained that they might find freedom !

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  23. Sahar from brookln,ny

    I would like to thank dr ajami for the way he described Cairo city um aldonia the mother of the world and Anderson you are the best

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  24. Ranya

    @Rob B
    I agree with your concern. After all, we’ve watched the army allow the thugs to go into Tahreer square without searching them. It’s not over, and I think Egypt still has a big battle to go through to turn the power from the military to a civil government, especially with Tantawi (Mubarak’s Puppy) being the head of the army. You have a very valid concern.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  25. cicly

    peace and love this weekend everyone.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  26. Karyn, Indiana

    Please pray that the Egyptian ppl do not allow someone to take over their country that will be equal to Mubarak. I wish them all the best!!!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  27. Maha

    One quick parting thought. Feb. 11 was King Farouk's birthday. A man who preferred to walk out in order not to see another Egyptian hurt. His beautiful soul must be smiling down from heaven.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  28. Emily

    It really is interesting to see which countries the people are happy in, and which ones they want many changes in. (Egypt vs. Jordan, etc)
    I noticed that King Abdullah II, of Jordan listened to the people right away and dismissed his gov. making changes. His family has always been very well respected. The difference there and in Egypt is so glaring.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  29. Kaylynn Strain

    please tell Fuwad ajami he would make a great president!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  30. Kamal Rahman

    This is a "CNN Revolution". AC and others (Piers Morgan too)did a great job relentlessly bringing the news to the world.


    February 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  31. Vanessa

    Congratulations to Egyptians everywhere on this extraordinary moment in yours and the world's history!!! Your courage, determination, and vision is to be admired and respected by people everywhere! I pray that your dream of a free, democratic, and prosperous country will be realized very soon! I visited Cairo about 13 years ago and was so impressed with the warmth and hospitality of your people. It was during a time when there had been attacks on tourists and our US State Dept was warning against visiting Egypt. We were received with open arms and never felt any threat from the people with whom we were able to meet. I hope to visit again now that you are a free people with so much to celebrate!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  32. Fatma Maged

    Dear Anderson, I cannot put in words, how I respect your journalism integrity, professionalism, your sincerity and great heart and love for the Egyptian Youth. You are indeed a hero for all Egyptians, including me an Egyptian in Canada...God Bless you

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  33. Nicole Netherlands

    Dear Anderson, Ben, Ivan, Hala, Fred and
    =all=! journalists, reporters, photographers, production, crew
    =Thank you=
    This revolution has been televised, blogged, you tubed and tweeted.

    I am in great admiration of the people on Tahrir square who risked their lives.
    =great admiration=
    We will remember the lives lost for your revolution.
    Peace! Democracy

    Have a great weekend everyone, thankful to be withn you all today.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  34. John, New York City

    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote!" Benjamin Franklin

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  35. Paula, Colorado

    The revolution in Egypt is unique and moving to watch–your coverage has been amazing! I hope you get some rest.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  36. Maged rasheed

    Thank you for all the coverage on egypt,because people like you egyptian people able to reach there dream ,thank you

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jana, Georgia
    So will the elections still wait till September to be held? Do I understand the military will be in charge till then?

    Yes Jana.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  38. lilly

    Everyone have a good weekend, today here in California we celebrated Lioncon's Birthday.
    Another hero from long ago who believed in the freedom of all people!

    Take Care!

    See you Monday:)

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  39. Pierre-Hugues Archambault

    CNN and specially AC played an historical role in Egyptian Revolution. Their fair, intelligent and wise coverage of what was happening in Egypt showed to the World how media can support democracy by allowing freedom of speech for people and retaining violence by being an eyewitness of events.
    CNN and AC could be candidate for Peace Nobel Prize for the role they played in Egypt Revolution.
    Egyptian People are wonderful !
    Thanks to you for showing it to the World

    God bless you and your Nobel Prize President

    A Canadian friend

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  40. Ahmed

    The sun is rising soon here in Cairo.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  41. Babu, Texas

    Anderson great coverage on Egypt revaluation, now looking forward to see more coverage on getting democracy for the people of Egypt.

    Great son’s of Ramses (pharaoh of Egypt) the Great, now work on creating democratic Egypt (^_^)

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, Ohio

    @Jana,Georgia, "So will the elections still wait till September to be held? Do I understand the military will be in charge till then?"

    That is what I heard. I hope they will continue to support the demonstrators and allow democracy to rule.

    Good night Jana.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  43. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    "I read that Iranian opposition groups are calling for marches on Monday to show their support for the Egyptian demonstrators."
    That's great! I hope that they are successful there too!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  44. Kathleen

    Congratulations to the people of Egypt! I have been watching the revolution unfold for 18 days, thanks to the courage of the CNN team who have brought us the coverage. I have been deeply touched by the bravery of the Egyptian people. The fact that this cruel regime was brought down nonviolently is astounding and testimony to the strength of the human spirit. I look forward to seeing the flourishing of the Egyptian society.

    Thank you Anderson, Ben, Ivan, Nick, Hala, Arwa! You were amazing, risking your lives to bring us this story!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
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