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.