FILE - In this Sunday Feb. 26, 2012 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad casts his ballot next to his wife Asma at a polling station during a ... more 
FILE - In this Sunday Feb. 26, 2012 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad casts his ballot next to his wife Asma at a polling station during a referendum on the new constitution, in 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/SANA, File) less 
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