Published: Feb 11, 2011 9:29 PM EST
Updated: Feb 11, 2011 6:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the Egyptian military has served patriotically and responsibly and now must ensure a transition of power that is credible to the Egyptian people.

Obama says the military, in power in the wake of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, must lay out a clear path toward fair elections.

Mubarak's resignation was announced earlier Friday, after more than two weeks of massive protests across Egypt demanding he quit. Obama says the military must end the state of emergency that Mubarak imposed and protect the rights of citizens.

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