A Facade Of Normal Life In Syria's Capital By Deborah Amos • Jul 15, 2011 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email Syrians walk outside the Omayyad Mosque in the old city Damascus in April. Residents are adapting to life amid the s ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime. Anwar Armo / AFP/Getty Images Things are slowly returning to a normal life in Damascus. But the foreign tourists are missing as the uprising against President Bashar Assad drags. Related Program: Morning Edition on WEKUView the discussion thread.