Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bashar and Asma al-Assad's shopping – in pictures

Emails obtained from private accounts believed to belong to Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma, appear to offer a remarkable glimpse of the lavish lifestyle the couple have continued to enjoy even as Syria's year-long uprising was being suppressed beyond the palace walls. They reveal Mrs Assad to be a keen internet shopper who spends thousands of dollars on luxury products ranging from jewellery to fondue sets while her husband swaps entertaining links on his iPad. Here are some of the products that feature in the emails, Wednesday 14 March 2012

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"Let Them Eat Cake!" --- Asma al-Assad

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