It was all over quickly.
In a hasty 35-second speech, Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman nervously said the words that many Egyptians had been longing to hear:
To put it another way, it was a gentle military coup d'etat. Mubarak shoved off to Sharm el-Sheikh and his private compound there, while the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces took over the government.
But for the people massed in Tahrir Square and the people marching in Alexandria and the people rioting in Suez and El Arish, it was party time!
To put a final grace note on the Egyptian Uprising of 2011, I offer this photograph taken by journalism student Ghazala Irshad and titled "Broken Bones, Not Spirit":