Photo Gallery: Egypt Bids Farewell to an Autocrat
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Photo Gallery: Egypt Bids Farewell to an Autocrat

Protesters Defeat Mubarak The West Loses Its Favorite Tyrant

In the end, the refusal of pro-democracy protesters to back down sealed his fate. The people on the streets of Egypt insisted that Mubarak leave. But the West stood by the leader almost to the end, despite the fact that the despot had turned his country into a police state and plundered its economy.
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