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Bag’s Take-Away:Last month’s Vogue spread glorifying the Assad’s — particularly Asma, the former investment banker and so-called “modern face on the regime” — looks even more ludicrous today as the democracy virus infects Syria, government forces crack heads and the first couple remains conspicuously out of sight.