Life in Egypt will never be the same again.
Friendly scenes like soldiers waving from their tanks would have been unthinkable just a short time ago due to the threat of confrontation.
People here are enjoying the moment. But it won’t be long before they start looking for definite signs of real change.
Tahrir Square became the epicentre of a sweeping grass-roots protest. Now, the makeshift barricades and tents are being dismantled.
Volunteers are cleaning up amid a carnival atmosphere.
Mission accomplished and their protest over, ordinary Egyptians are keen to restore normality and get back to work.
But those who died in Cairo’s Tahrir, or Liberation Square, will never be forgotten.