FROM Mona El-Naggar
Update from Cairo A televised statement from Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman produced an eruption of joy and excitement in the biggest crowd so far on Tahrir Square. We get an update from Tahir Square where demonstrators are jubliant over the news that President Hosni Mubarak has turned over power to Egypt's military.
ElBaradei Returns Ahead of Major Demonstrations in Egypt Despite government efforts to crack down, Egypt saw more demonstrations today, and Nobel peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said he was ready to come home and lead the protest. Reporter Mona El-Naggar is in Cairo for the New York Times .
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