Egypt is beginning a new political era, the day after President Hosni Mubarak stood down after almost 30 years in power.
That's all for the BBC's minute-by-minute coverage of events in Egypt for now. Thanks for following developments with us. Do keep checking the BBC news website for the latest on how Egypt adapts to life after Hosni Mubarak.
The last word for Saturday in the BBC's live coverage of Egypt should go to the veteran of another liberation struggle: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He's now a member of the Elders, a group of global leaders who offer their advice on the challenges of our time.
tweet: "'Brothers and sisters of #Egypt, you have given the world the most precious gift: the belief that ultimately right will prevail.' Desmond Tutu"
All that cleaning in Tahrir Square seems to be paying off.
tweets: "I am not exaggerating when I say the asphalt in #tahrir is SQUEAKY CLEAN! Smells of disinfectant too! http://yfrog.com/h4aneqfj"
Meanwhile, the ripples from the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia continue to spread. On Saturday, a young Moroccan man who had set himself alight died of his injuries. Mourad Raho, 26, was in despair after being dismissed from the army. An Algerian man who set himself on fire succumbed to his injuries on Friday. There has been a wave of self-immolations in Arab countries, following the death of Mohammed Bouazizi, the vegetable seller whose death kickstarted the uprising in Tunisia, which in turn galvanised protesters in Egypt.
More now on the travel bans imposed on Mubarak-era officials (see 1622 entry). Egyptian state TV confirms the ban on former information minister Anas el-Fekky, and says former interior minister Habib al-Adli and former prime minister Ahmed Nazif are also forbidden from leaving the country. State TV says accusations against all three ministers are being investigated.
Nearly 24 hours on from President Mubarak's resignation, it seems many in Cairo are still celebrating.
Journalist Ethar El-Katatney
tweets: "Fireworks in front of the burnt down NDP [Mr Mubarak's party] headquarters".
More reaction from Israel to that announcement from Egypt's military that it will respect the 1979 peace accord with Israel, along with other treaties. A statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says: "The longstanding peace treaty between Israel and Egypt has greatly contributed to both countries and is the cornerstone for peace and stability in the entire Middle East."
Should the credit for the Egyptian revolution go to George W Bush? Many in the Arab world and beyond would disagree vehemently, but that's the argument from a growing number of US conservatives.
The New York Times has this round-up
of the most salient comments.
tweets: "I find myself tearing up every time footage of the past 18 days is shown. Can't help it. Still overwhelmed by what we've achieved.#Jan25"
The Muslim Brotherhood say they will not put up a presidential candidate at the next election. "The Muslim Brotherhood... are not seeking personal gains, so they announce they will not run for the presidency and will not seek to get a majority in the parliament and that they consider themselves servants of these decent people," the Brotherhood said, according to the Reuters news agency. The BBC's Yolande Knell, in Cairo, says this is a restatement of their previous position. The Brotherhood are very wary of how they are seen in the West, our correspondent adds.
A number of protest groups say they are forming a coalition to negotiate with the military authorities now in charge of Egypt and make sure democratic reforms are implemented. "The purpose of the Council of Trustees is to hold dialogue with the Higher Military Council and to carry the revolution forward through the transitional phase," Khaled Abdel Qader is quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
For former officials in the Mubarak government, their status has changed with dizzying speed. Only last month, information minister Anis el-Fekky was a power in the land. Now, he's under house arrest, Reuters reports. Earlier on Saturday, Mr el-Fekky was prevented from leaving Cairo on a flight to London, says AP. However, his bags travelled without him.
Despite the jubilation, there's no doubt that nearly three weeks of protests have damaged Egypt's economy, including the important tourism sector.
Journalist Heba Elkayal tweets:
Egyptian tweeps let's get #come2Egypt trending by telling the world what you love about #Egypt. I'll start: great beaches! RT please :)
Israel has welcomed the statement from the Egyptian military that it will respect all previous treaties, including the landmark 1979 Egypt-Israeli peace accord. "This is a good announcement... Peace is not only in the interest of Israel but also of Egypt. I am very happy with this announcement," Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel's Channel 2 television, Reuters reports.
tweets: "Arab people competing to see how fast they can overturn tyranny, #egypt holds record @ 18 days #jan25 #cairo yallah Algeria!"
Human rights pressure group Amnesty International had billed Saturday as a global day of action in support of protesters in Egypt, with rallies around the world. In the event, it turned into more of a celebration. At the London rally, Amnesty secretary general Salil Shetty told the BBC Egypt had passed a point of no return - for the better: "It's not just about political or civil rights; people also have to have the right to employment, the right to adequate housing. But I think the youth, the women and the half of Cairo's population that lives in slums - they're not going to keep quiet. They're going to raise their voice and there's no going back."
There's still a great deal of uncertainty about what form of government will eventually emerge. Veteran pro-democracy campaigner and newspaper publisher Hisham Kassem is hopeful. He tells the BBC: "The idea that another dictator will happen in Egypt is out of the question. Mubarak came to power in 1981 during the Cold War, Soviet Union - pre the internet, pre satellite and pre 25 January. The rules have changed completely in Egypt after January 25. People pushed out an incumbent dictator that had been there for the last 30 years. Whoever comes next has to deal with this new reality."
In Tahrir Square, the clean-up continues. Have a look at
this picture gallery
published by the BBC news website.
The role played by social media in the Egypt protests has been endlessly debated.
Blogger Linda Herrera, writing on the Jadaliyya blog of the Arab Studies Institute
has had enough: "Facebook is no more responsible for Egypt's revolution than Gutenberg's printing press with movable type was responsible for the Protestant Reformation in the fifteenth century. But it is valid to say that neither the Reformation nor the pro-democracy rights' movements sweeping Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, and much of the region would have come about at this juncture without these new tools."
It isn't just Israel which has been closely monitoring events. A few days ago, the Times newspaper reported that Saudi Arabia had offered to step in if Washington withdrew its aid to Egypt. But now the Saudis are adapting to the new order. "The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the peaceful transition of power in the Arab Republic of Egypt, and expresses hope in the efforts of the Egyptian armed forces to restore peace, stability and tranquility," the Saudi news agency says.
Blogger Nora Shalaby
tweets: "Have to say, not so happy with army's statement. Are they keeping the old government in place?"
What next for ex-President Hosni Mubarak, believed to be in Sharm el-Sheikh? Middle East expert Adel Darwish tells the BBC: "There is no history of ex-presidents in Africa or in the Middle East. People turned 180 degrees against him. I think actually President Mubarak would have a chance: he did a lot for his country. He was the head of the air force... Instead of going away with people's curses, he can set a precedent. He can be the first ex-president. Maybe he can stand for the upper house, like the House of Lords. Maybe he can write a book and let people benefit from his wisdom. Egyptian people are tolerant: they are not vengeful people. We are not going to go after him and seek to do to him what they did to Saddam Hussein in Iraq."
We're now getting full quotes from the latest army statement. "The Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional and international obligations and treaties," a military spokesman said. That includes Egypt's 1979 peace accord with Israel.
tweets: "Our army is certainly gaining points with every communique they issue. Promising times ahead."
has welcomed the military statement on this tweet: "The supreme military council has made its 4th announcement. And it was good."
Egypt military statement: current temporary government to remain in place until new government is formed.
Egypt military statement confirms peace treaty with Israel remains in force.
Egypt military statement: Egypt is committed to all national and international agreements
Egypt's military is making a statement live on state TV.
There's not a huge suggestion of any major disruption in Tahrir Square. Troops ran into the square but there is little evidence of any anger.
CNN shows images of a disturbance in Tahrir Square, appearing to show troops running into the square and people pushing and shoving. It's not clear what is causing the commotion.
The BBC's Jon Leyne, in Cairo, says the military authority has indeed issued a travel ban on current and former government officials.
PhD student Ahmed Ibrahim tells the BBC's Fergus Nicholl in Tahrir Square that a deal must be struck with Egypt's army: "We have the revolution and they have the power. There must be a compromise solution between us. I don't think they will give us all the democracy we want but this will come step-by-step."
Confirmation now that the stock exchange will re-open on Wednesday, which is three days later than managers had hoped for. The excachnge has been closed since 28 January, three days after protests began in Cairo.
Snippets of information coming out of Egypt today as we wait for a statement from the military about the way forward. The latest, via the AFP news agency, suggests that the country's stock exchange could re-open on Wednesday.
Nadia El-Awady tweets:
"Special salute to fellow revolutionaries in Suez, Alexandria, New Valley, Sinai and everywhere else Egyptians stood for their rights."
Word now coming in from Alexandria, Egypt's second city: The BBC's Paul Adams says life is getting back to normal there, with people at the beach and in the cafes. However, he adds, there are certainly concerns among some Egyptians: concern about who will follow Mr Mubarak, what will be the role of the Muslim Brotherhood, and worries about the army taking over.
A Jordanian citizen, Amir, downplays suggestions of an Egypt-style revolt in Jordan, telling the BBC that he does not believe there is a movement for fundamental change in Jordan.
More from Paul Danahar: "A couple of weeks ago the square stank of riot gas, now it reeks of disinfectant."
The BBC's Paul Danahar sends more from the square: "The clean up operation in Tahrir Square is going on at a furious pace. There is now a mountain of neatly stacked garbage bags around the square. A dozen teenage girls are rebuilding the pavement broken up for ammunition during the pitched battles."
AFP has an interesting insight on the choices facing the Tahrir Square protesters. Essam Shabana told the news agency: "There are different camps. Some people are saying we should stay. Some are saying we have done our jobs, we should go home. Some are saying we can go, but if anything happens we can come back again. We are forming a Facebook group to keep in touch, and we'll certainly be coming back and meeting here every year on January 25."
Current or ex-government officials have been banned from travelling out of Cairo airport, AP reports airport officials as saying.
Tom Porteous of Human Right Watch tells the BBC in Cairo that there is much to do in Egypt to rebuild civil society and the rule of law: "The judiciary will have to play a very important role, the public prosecutor's office will have to play an important role looking into the violence of the last few weeks but also the terrible abuses of the past, so we can get some sort of investigations going and get accountability for the past. Because it's only if you have accountability for the past that you're going to end the sort of impunity that leads to this cycle of abuse and violence. So there's a lot to do."
Mr Darwish adds that he is "very, very worried" about the role of the army in post-Mubarak Egypt. "If I was the protesters I would stay in Tahrir Square until I get guarantees from the army," he says.
Middle East expert Adel Darwish tells the BBC that Israel is "wise" to keep quiet about events in Egypt. Protests were not aimed at Israel, at its embassy in Cairo or at its policy towards the Palestinians, he points out.
The curfew that remains in place in Egypt is shortened to midnight to 0600, reports say.
The focus of the media is still firmly on Tahrir Square, but it appears to be the same for Egyptians. Pictures now show very large crowds indeed gathered in the wide streets around the traffic roundabout.
More evidence of the good cheer in Tahrir Square today - people appear to be playing a game of football in the midst of the crowds. Much celebration, this time when a goal is scored, not a president toppled.
There's a sense of humour among those still in Tahrir Square this morning. According to AP some are wearing placards bearing the slogan: "Sorry for the inconvenience, but we're building Egypt."
Another tweet, this one from
Hossam in Cairo
: "You gotta understand that whether Tahrir Square occupation continues or not, the real fight is now in the factories."
Tarek Shalaby in Cairo
tweets: "Here's the deal: I'll stay in Tahrir until the army issues a statement with concrete steps. Then I'll go home."
Egyptians are starting to think about the consequences of Mubarak's departure. Mohamed Hamoud in Cairo writes: " I can proudly say that when Mubarak announced his departure I was in Tahrir Square and my kids and I had a chance to celebrate there. The ball is now in the court of the Egyptian citizens, we have no excuse but to work hard and take this opportunity to make Egypt a much more better place."
More from Paul Danahar: "This is the first revolution I've covered where the people cleaned up after themselves. Perhaps the mark of a people who spawned one of the worlds oldest and greatest civilisations."
The BBC's Paul Danahar is observing the clean-up in Tahrir Square: "The infrastructure of the revolution is being quickly dismantled," he says. "The angry young men who led this revolution seemed to have been replaced by their mums who are now cleaning up the mess."
One line from Moscow this morning: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev "hopes democratic procedures in Egypt will be fully restored and all legitimate electoral procedures will be used," the Itar-Tass agency reports.
More from around the Middle East: Our correspondent Jon Donnison in Jerusalem notes that the Israeli government has ordered a blanket ban on commenting on the events in Egypt - but the expectation is that whichever government emerges in Egypt will uphold the existing peace treaty with Israel.
BBC correspondents in the Middle East are looking at reaction around the region in the wake of the fall of Hosni Mubarak. In Algeria, Chloe Arnold says security forces are out in force in an effort to quell any popular rebellion arising from protests there.
More from Jon Leyne: Although many Egyptians are saying in public and on camera that they trust the army to keep its promises, some are more candid when the camera is turned off - with one saying yesterday he was actually afraid of the army and what it might do.
The BBC's Jon Leyne, in Cairo, says the military are still in place, especially around the state TV building. They've clearly had no signal to move on so they are staying put at them moment, he says.
Want to know what connected the thousands tweeting about the Egyptian uprising? Canadian Globe and Mail journalist
tweets a link to an "Extraordinary map of the Twitter English-Arabic Twitter cross-influences of #jan25"
And some reaction from the Egyptian media, reported by the Associated Press: "The Revolution of the Youths forced Mubarak to leave", carries a front-page headline in the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper. Al-Gomhuria, another state-owned newspaper, declares: "The Jan 25 Revolution won. Mubarak steps out and the army rules".
has taken a look at the career of Hosni Mubarak, described as the West's "favourite tyrant". "The West stood by the leader almost to the end, despite the fact that the despot had turned his country into a police state and plundered its economy," the newspaper writes. "The assassination attempts that Mubarak survived over the years showed just how hated the despot was." But his support for peace with Israel damaged his standing, it adds. "All across the Arab world, some still continued to disparage Mubarak as a 'Zionist' or 'lackey of the West' right up to his resignation."
Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador Israel and now with the Brookings Institution think-tank, says leaders in other Arab countries will now be on their guard: "Arab autocrats are going to have to get on the side of reform and if they want to stabilise their rule in the wake of what's happened in Egypt they're going to have to take political reform more seriously. I think we're beginning to see that in Yemen and in Jordan and that would be a good thing in terms of ensuring not instability but greater legitimacy for the leaders there."
More from William Hague: "I have expressed my fears this week that instability in the Middle East could complicate and make still more difficult the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. And that underlines the urgency now of driving that forward, of taking that forward, of asking Israelis and Palestinians to make the necessary compromises because that will only get more difficult over time."
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tells the BBC that the UK should not be afraid of change in the Middle East but of upheaval and instability in the region.
Egypt's Suez Canal is open for shipping and working normally, Reuters reports an official as saying.
An al-Jazeera reporter at Tahrir Square says people are still arriving at the square and describes a party atmosphere among the crowds.
One of those anxious to see how things turn out is student Sara Hawas. She told the BBC that Egyptians would give the military the chance to fulfil their pledges. "But you know in the coming days we'll see what transpires, how effective they are and how quickly they move to welcome opposition leaders from across the spectrum and anyone who really wants to be part of an interim government, until there are free and fair elections."
Tahrir Square is remarkably clean today, BBC radio producer Helena Merriman informs us. Groups of volunteer cleaners are sweeping up the detritus of the past few days, tents are coming down and blankets are being piled up. Some, though, say they will stay until they are sure that all the changes they want are realised.
More support for the transitional authority in Egypt, this time from Bahrain, Reuters reports, where the main pro-government newspaper printed a statement from the government.
Many Egyptians have been retweeting a comment by Brazilian writer
"The world only gets better because people risk something to make it better. Congrats Egypt."
News from Yemen, where there have also been protests in recent weeks: the country's official news agency, Saba, says the government there supports the new reality in Egypt and is confident the military can manage a transition, according to a Reuters report.
Muhammad Nusair in Cairo
tweets: "My first morning without Mubarak will be off to Tahrir again soon to clean it, already miss it."
There is even optimism in Israel, which has watched the removal of its main regional ally with a cautious eye. Writing for the country's top-selling newspaper, Yediot Ahronot,
Nechama Duek says the prospect of Arab democracy should be good for Israel
. "After our neighbours get used to living under democracy, it would finally become possible to speak a common language with them. After all, democracy is the rule of the people, and when the people engage in conversation with their neighbors, they will decide in favour of the broad interest, that is, in favour of peace."
News organisations around the world are digesting the events in Egypt, with many lauding the ouster of Hosni Mubarak while urging caution and vigilance over the role of the military.
The New York Times' take on Friday's events
is typical. The newspaper calls it a "stunning accomplishment for the country's courageous youth-led opposition", but issues a warning: "The whole country must now turn to the arduous work of building a new democratic order to replace the old authoritarian one."
The Google executive and prominent internet activist
suggests on Twitter that Saturday might remain a day of rest for many: "Dear Egyptians, go back to your work on Sunday, work like never before and help Egypt become a developed country."
The day has begun with
a tweet from Sandmonkey
, who has blogged and tweeted his way through the protests: "Good morning Egypt! Today you are free! :) #jan25"
Also in Tahrir Square is Fergus Nicholl of the BBC World Service. He describes a definite sense of the morning after the night before. The square is beginning to look a bit more like what it is, he observes - a road junction. The big question is how long will the hard-line activists stay in the square once those who came for the thrill of the protest have left?
More evidence that normality is returning to Tahrir Square: Egypt's military has begun taking down metal barricades in place in the square, the AFP news agency reports
In Tahrir Square, the BBC's Cairo correspondent Jon Leyne says there is a sense that some things are returning to normal: more people are returning to work, for example.
With the president gone, Egypt is now run by the country's military high command. Many Egyptians seem calm about this - they trust the army - but there is uncertainty over what it means in practice.
Is it too early for Egypt to celebrate?
Pictures from Cairo on Saturday morning show a clear blue sky and reveal that the crowds in Tahrir Square - the centre of the protests - have thinned overnight. But the daylight also helps pick out those who are left, and those who are returning - waving flags and cheering excitedly.
Friday saw an explosion of joy in Egypt as thousands of people in central Cairo, downtown Alexandria, and other towns and cities, learnt that their demand for Mr Mubarak to go had been met. The 82-year-old president was toppled by a revolution that mobilised people on the web and caught the imagination of many on the street. It took 18 days and was almost entirely peaceful.
Welcome to the BBC's live coverage of events in Egypt. After a truly momentous day on Friday that saw President Hosni Mubarak step down and leave Cairo, the country wakes today under military rule and with an uncertain path forward. Stay with us for the latest updates - reports from our correspondents on the ground, expert analysis, and your reaction from around the world. You can contact us via email, text or twitter. We'll publish what we can.