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Enrique Iglesias sings in Syria

July 06, 2007|Associated Press

More than 10,000 fans, many of them teenagers, cheered and danced the night away at a Damascus performance by Enrique Iglesias, the first concert by a Western pop singer in Syria in more than 30 years.

The 32-year-old Latin heartthrob charmed his audience with many of his hits, including "Hero," "Escape," "Love to See You Cry" and "Just Wanna Be With You," as well as songs from his new album, "Insomniac."

Iglesias said he wasn't concerned about performing in Syria, "although many people have told me not to."

The sold-out concert began late Wednesday and ended after midnight at an open-air stadium near the 11th century Damascus citadel. Ticket prices ranged between $30 and $200. A large crowd gathered outside the venue, built specifically for the event, where two giant TV screens were set up.

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