Syrians walk down the street in Damascus' Midan neighbourhood which is renowned for it's sweet delicacies as people shop prior to breaking their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on June 21, 2016.
Desserts and syrup-covered sweets are an integral part of iftars, the meals which break the daytime fast, across the Middle East and are a special delicacy in the Syrian capital. But today, they have become too expensive for many Damascenes. A UN report published in April estimated 83.4 percent of Syrians live below the poverty line, compared with 28 percent before the war. / AFP / LOUAI BESHARA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MAHER AL-MOUNES        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)