Mission Accomplished: See Video of the Celebrations After Mubarak’s Resignation

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Egyptians celebrate the news of the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP

Tonight, the scene in Tahrir Square and across Egypt is one of jubilation. See what the Egyptians are seeing during the continuing fanfare.

The masses flooded Tahrir Square, which has become the symbol of the revolution, after Mubarak’s announcement that he would step down after a 30-year rule. People cheered and chanted their newfound freedom, waving the flag of their homeland.

Of course, those who couldn’t be in Tahrir joined the party wherever they were. Roads and highways in Cairo turned into veritable parking lots as revelers honked, shouted and flashed their lights.

Alexandria, 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Cairo on the banks of the Mediterranean, has been instrumental in the protests of the past 18 days. Its residents also showed its joy following Mubarak’s resignation speech.

And there was even order in the jubilant chaos in Tahrir Square. A musician who had been protesting broke out his guitar and rounded up a chorus. Al Jazeera English notes the lyrics they’re singing include “The people finally brought down the system.”

And the man who some consider the spearhead of the protests, Google employee Wael Ghonim, reacted with excitement to the news while at home with his family.

(More on TIME.com: See our complete coverage of the situation in Egypt and across the Middle East.)

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