Mubarak's final hours: Desperate bids to stay

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak listens during a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

February 12, 2011 5:17:02 PM PST
Hosni Mubarak was supposed to announce his resignation on Thursday. The Egyptian military expected it. The new head of his ruling party pleaded to him face-to-face to do it. But despite more than two weeks of massive demonstrations by protesters unmoved by lesser concessions, the president still didn't get it.