People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather for Iftar amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather for Iftar amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People break their fast amidst damaged buildings during an Iftar in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People break their fast amidst damaged buildings during an Iftar in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings for Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings for Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Boys eat their Iftar meal amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Boys eat their Iftar meal amidst damaged buildings during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People gather amidst damaged buildings during Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Men sell spices ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Men sell spices ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man arranges sweets to be sold ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man arranges sweets to be sold ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man makes sweets to be sold ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man makes sweets to be sold ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Men sell garlic ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Men sell garlic ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man arranges sweets to be sold ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man arranges sweets to be sold ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man sells vegetables ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man sells vegetables ahead of Ramadan in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People sell bread in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
People sell bread in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man sells zucchini for 250 Syrian Pounds a kilo in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
A man sells zucchini for 250 Syrian Pounds a kilo in the rebel held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Picture: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh
Damascus - In the besieged neighbourhood of Douma, Syrian Muslims observed the holy month of Ramadaan among the ruins of the centre of the Rif Dimashq governorate, and the administrative centre of Douma District.

The month-long fast from sunrise to sunset is particularly poignant in this Syrian neighbourhood as locals lay out their Iftaar meal on communal tables among the ruins of the once-beautiful streets where children laughed and played together before the civil war brought death and destruction.

Located about 10km from Damascus, Douma was the site of one of the Syrian conflict's bloodiest massacres in June 2012, during which the Syrian Army was accused of killing more than 50 people with ground-to-ground missiles. Many people from the suburb are still officially missing.

The Douma neighbourhood has been under the control of rebels from the Free Syrian Army since October 2012.