FILE - In this July 13, 2008 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma arrive for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean Summit meeting at the Petit Palais in Paris. As Syria's ... more 
FILE - In this July 13, 2008 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma arrive for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean Summit meeting at the Petit Palais in Paris. 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/Thibault Camus, File) less 
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