Protesters press for voice in Egyptian democracy

Unidentified Egyptian army major generals greet people as they walk through Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak on Friday with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. The ruling military pledged Saturday to eventually hand power to an elected civilian government and reassured allies that Egypt will abide by its peace treaty with Israel. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

February 12, 2011 5:10:10 PM PST
On Egypt's first day in nearly 30 years without Hosni Mubarak as president, its new military rulers promised Saturday to abide by the peace treaty with Israel and eventually hand power to an elected government. Protesters, still partying over their victory in pushing Mubarak out, now pressed for a voice in guiding their country's move to democracy.