FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2008 file photo, Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and Spain's Queen Sofia, second from left, are seen at the Bazouriyeh market in old Damascus, ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2008 file photo, Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and Spain's Queen Sofia, second from left, are seen at the Bazouriyeh market in old Damascus, Syria. As Syria's bloodshed deepens, the country's British-born first lady has become an object of contempt for many, a Marie Antoinette figure who shopped online for fondue sets and 6-inch, crystal-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels while her country burned. The EU has slapped sanctions on Asma Assad, the young, stylish wife who for a decade offered a veneer of respectability to one of the world's most secretive and ruthless dictatorships. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bassem Tellawi, File
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