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Cairo (CNN) -- A 30-year ironclad rule undone by an 18-day revolution saw its epilogue Saturday -- with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered to spend the rest of his days behind bars.

At one time, Mubarak, 84, dominated Egypt's political landscape by intimidating opponents and infiltrating political movements.

Saturday, after a 10-month trial he attended on a stretcher locked inside a courtroom cage, a judge ordered his transfer to a Cairo maximum security prison, according to state TV.