Egypt celebrates President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square

Fireworks light up the sky as Egyptians celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the victory of Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi in the national elections, on June 24, 2012. Morsi was declared the first president of Egypt since a popular uprising ousted Hosni Mubarak, beating Mubarak-era minister Ahmed Shafiq and capping a tumultuous and divisive military-led transition.

When Egypt election officials declared Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi the country's new president, Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted. The celebrations lasted all through the night and into the early morning, with supporters of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik looking on with disbelief, heads in hands.