Hosni Mubarak through the years
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gestures as he is wheeled into an ambulance following his verdict hearing in Cairo. A judge sentenced Mubarak to life in prison after convicting him of involvement in the murder of protesters during the uprising that ousted him last year. (June 2, 2012)
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into an ambulance following his verdict hearing in Cairo. A judge sentenced Mubarak to life in prison after convicting him of involvement in the murder of protesters during the uprising that ousted him last year. (June 2, 2012)
Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak lies on a gurney inside a barred cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo, during a hearing in which he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of protesters during the revolution in the spring of 2011. (June 2, 2012)
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak being wheeled on a stretcher into a court for his trial in Cairo. The 84-year-old former strongman was sentenced to life behind bars for suppressing a revolt against his rule in early 2011 during which nearly 850 protestors were killed. (Jan. 5, 2012)
This combination image made from video taken from Egyptian State Television shows different scenes of 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom. (Aug. 3, 2011)
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak chairs the opening session of the Arab Economic Summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Jan. 19, 2011, in the first meeting of Arab heads of state since a popular uprising in Tunisia led to the ouster of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali last week.
From left, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, US President Barack Obama, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and King Abdullah II of Jordan walk to the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., to make statements on the peace process on Sept. 1, 2010.
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, right, and Jordan's King Abdullah II meeting in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 as Arab leaders struggled to resolve differences and reschedule the Arab summit that collapsed in Tunisia earlier this week. Would-be-host Tunisia canceled a planned Arab League annual summit Saturday, less than 48 hours before it was to begin, saying divisions on the major issues could not be resolved.
From left, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdullah, President George W. Bush, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas after their meeting in this June 3, 2003 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell before their talks in Cairo Monday, May 12, 2003. Powell is on a Middle East tour aimed at promoting the new U.S.-backed Mideast "road map" for peace.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, accompanies Bahraini King, and Sheik Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa upon his arrival at at Sharm el-Sheik airport, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. Arab leaders are arriving for a summit on the Iraq crisis.
President George W. Bush listens as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, March 5, 2002. The two leaders met to search for solutions to the spiraling violence in the Middle East, with Bush emphasizing the need to stop Palestinian attacks on Israelis while Mubarak demanded that Israel ease up on the Arabs.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Cairo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001. Blair is on a diplomatic mission to the Mideast region aiming to shore up support for the military action against Afghanistan's Taliban rulers and Osama bin Laden's bases.
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, right, during a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan Thursday Oct. 12, 2000, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Abdullah briefly visited Egypt to discuss with Mubarak the deteriorating situation in the Palestinian territories and preparations for the upcoming Arab Summit.
Pope John Paul II kisses a container containing Egyptian soil after arriving in Cairo Thursday, February 24, 2000 as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during welcoming ceremonies at Cairo airport. Pope John Paul II arrived in Egypt on a pilgrimage to retrace some of the most epic passages from the Bible -- and a trip that also is an opportunity to promote closer dialogue with Muslims and try to overcome old rifts with Orthodox Christians.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, left, speaks with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi upon Gadhafi's arrival at the Kubba Palace in Cairo Saturday, March 6, 1999. The two leades discussed the proposed hand-over of the two suspects of the air bombing disaster over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Vice President Al Gore, right, is greeted by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak May 3, 1998 in Cairo. Talks between the two centered around ways of strengthening the economic partnership between Cairo and Washington and the stalemate in the Middle East peace process.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak walk around the seaside in Sharm el- Sheik, Egypt, May 27, 1997. The leaders of Egypt and Israel declared they made progress Tuesday in reviving prospects for Middle East peace but admitted they were far from a breakthrough.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, meets Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Cairo Monday, April 14, 1997. Mubarak is dispatching his top political aide to the United States on Tuesday for talks on restarting Middle East peace negotiations. Peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel have collapsed since Israel's decision last month to go ahead with the construction of 6,500 housing units for Jews in Arab east Jerusalem. Negotiations between Israel and Syria have not been held for more than a year.
After two hours of talks trying to improve strained Egyptian-Israeli relations, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, left, and Israeli President Ezer Weizman prepare to meet the press at Itahadiya Palace in Cairo Monday, Oct. 14, 1996. Mubarak said he was assured by Weizman Monday that Israel would live up to its agreements with Palestinians. Mubarak also promised to keep backing the Middle East peace process. The Israeli president came to Cairo to smooth rocky relations with Egypt, despite strong criticism at home that he was overstepping the bounds of his ceremonial office.
Jordan's King Hussein, right, accompanies Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, center, and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat on their arrival at the Red Sea resort May 5. The three leaders will discuss the latest developments in the Middle East peace process. (June 6, 1996)
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, leans toward his Syrian counterpart Hafez Assad during a news conference at the Etahadia Palace, in Cairo Monday, June 3, 1996 after a nearly three-hour meeting. President Assad refused to commit to peace talks with Israel until he learns more about the positions of Israel's new prime minister.
President Bill Clinton leads Middle Eastern leaders into the Rose Garden of the White House Thursday Sept. 28, 1995 where a Mideast accord was signed. From left are, King Hussein of Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the president, PLO Leader Yasser Arafat, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
President Bill Clinton looks on as King Hussein of Jordan, left, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sign a Mideast accord, Thursday Sept. 28, 1995 in the East Room of the White House. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, standing, left, and PLO leader Yasser Arafat, second from right, look on.
In an April 4, 1989 file photo, President George H. W. Bush walks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as they arrive back at the White House in Washington, after spending the afternoon attending a baseball game. More than a quarter-million people flooded Cairo's main square Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in a stunning and jubilant array of young and old, urban poor and middle class professionals, mounting by far the largest protest yet in a week of unrelenting demands for Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.
In a Feb. 14, 1984 file photo, President Ronald Reagan, center, King Hussein of Jordan, left, and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt walk along the colonnades at the White House. More than a quarter-million people flooded Cairo's main square Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in a stunning and jubilant array of young and old, urban poor and middle class professionals, mounting by far the largest protest yet in a week of unrelenting demands for Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.
In a Sept. 17, 1979 file photo, Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak meets with President Jimmy Carter in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. More than a quarter-million people flooded Cairo's main square Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in a stunning and jubilant array of young and old, urban poor and middle class professionals, mounting by far the largest protest yet in a week of unrelenting demands for Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power.