Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks to the media in Berlin, Germany in 2010.
Then-Vice President Mubarak, left, joins President Anwar Sadat at a military parade on October 6, 1981, the day Islamic fundamentalists from within the army assassinated Sadat. Mubarak succeeded Sadat as Egypt's president, maintaining power for nearly three decades.
Eight days after Sadat's assassination, Mubarak, right, is officially sworn in as Egypt's president on October 14, 1981. Mubarak was re-elected in 1987, 1993, 1999 and 2005.
Mubarak through the years – Mubarak poses with US President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1982.
Mubarak through the years – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets with Mubarak in London in 1985.
Mubarak through the years – Diana, Princess of Wales, visits Mubarak during a trip to Egypt in 1992.
Mubarak and US President Bill Clinton hold a joint press conference in 1995.
Mubarak through the years – The front page of the Ethiopian Herald reports a foiled assassination attempt on Mubarak on June 27, 1995. He survived an attempt by an al Qaeda-affiliated group in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mubarak through the years – Mubarak, third from left, joins President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, second from left, Jordan's King Hussein, third from right, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, second from right, in Washington in 1995. The Israeli leader and Arafat signed maps representing the redeployment of Israeli troops in the West Bank.
Mubarak welcomes Pope John Paul II to Egypt for a three-day visit in 2000.
Mubarak through the years – US President George W. Bush greets Mubarak at the White House in 2002 to talk about the Middle East crisis and the war in Afghanistan.
Mubarak through the years – In 2005, Mubarak again runs for a six-year term in the country's first multiparty presidential election. He was declared the official winner with about 88% of the vote, but many considered the election to be a sham.
Mubarak through the years – After weeks of Egyptians protesting Mubarak's 29-year reign, the President steps down from office on February 11, 2011, causing celebrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Mubarak through the years – The ousted leader lies in a medical bed inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2, 2012. A judge sentenced Mubarak to life in prison for his role in ordering the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprisings.
Mubarak and his sons Gamal, left, and Alaa are seen behind the defendants' cage during their retrial at the Police Academy in Cairo. Mubarak was granted a retrial.