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Egyptian celebrations echo to the Chattahooche valley

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- Thousands filled the streets in Cairo today, celebrating the end of Hosni Mubarak's presidency. Those celebrations could be heard half a world away in the United States. Tamer Saber is an Egyptian native hoping. He's lived in Columbus for the past ten years, but calls Cairo home.

"I hope they get a better government I hope they will re-write the constitution I hope they will remove the emergency law that has been in place for more than thirty years," Saber said.

Saber says this is a major step in the right direction, but Egypt still has a long way to go.

"Of course there is some fear that follows the deliberation of his repressive regime we don't know who's coming back, who is coming up, who is replacing him," Saber said.

Celebrations also echoed across the river in Auburn today. We caught up with an Egyptian family, happy that 18 days of turmoil in their native country had come to an end.

"I was in class and my friends back home was calling me, and I was like oh no something horrible happened, I stepped out of class and he was like its over he stepped down, he was in the street too and I was hearing all the honks and everything," said Maysaa Barkaat

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