A general view of Damascus, Syria, is seen on March 22, 2012. Mounting international condemnation of Bashar Assad's regime and high-level diplomacy have failed to ease the year-old Syria conflict, which the U.N. says has killed more than 8,000 people. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Muzaffar Salman

A general view of Damascus, Syria, is seen on March 22, 2012. Mounting international condemnation of Bashar Assad's regime and high-level diplomacy have failed to ease the year-old Syria conflict, which the U.N. says has killed more than 8,000 people. (Associated Press)