The sound came like a roar from the street. It had taken 18 days to topple His Excellency. When Egypt won the Africa Cup, it was something like this. But nowhere, nowhere near as big. People were chanting: lift your head up high, you're Egyptian! The army, the new rulers of the country, became heroes for a day. What happens next, after generations of military rule, is anyone's guess.

Cairo Febuary 2011