Mideast Syria Daily Life

August 30, 2011 - 3:15 AM
A Syrian sweet vendor stands outside his shop with a picture above showing the late Syrian President Hafez Assad, left, and his dead son Bassel Assad, right, at a popular market in the old city of Damascus, Syria, on Monday Aug. 29, 2011. Syrian security forces pursuing anti-government protesters stormed a northern village Monday, killing at least one person and wounding many others during raids and house-to-house searches, activists said. Syria has come under blistering international condemnation for its deadly crackdown on anti-government protests that began in March, and U.S. and European leaders have demanded Assad step down. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)