APTOPIX Mideast Syria

March 22, 2012 - 12:36 PM
A general view of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, 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. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)