Syria's first lady no longer idolized

Syrian President Bashar Assad and wife Asma arrive for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean summit meeting in July 2008 at the Petit Palais in Paris. As Syria's bloodshed worsens, the country's British-born first lady has become an object of contempt. The EU has banned her from traveling in the countries. (Associated Press)

Syrian President Bashar Assad and wife Asma arrive for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean summit meeting in July 2008 at the Petit Palais in Paris. As Syria's bloodshed worsens, the country's British-born first lady has become an object of contempt. The EU has banned her from traveling in the countries. (Associated Press)

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