Syrian children living in temporary homes in Jordan's Zaatari camp celebrated the first day of Eid on 17 July, amid the harsh conditions of living.

The holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

Dressed in their best clothes, children visited the main market to stock up on sweets and toys, then headed to the playground.

Shopkeeper Ahmad Hariri said children had been saving money for the day.

"Children are buying. They have been collecting money and during Eid they come and buy toys," he said.

"This is their childhood and do you want us to deprive them even of their life? You cannot. Whatever the child asks for, you should provide it with all means."

Syrian refugee Abu Haidar runs a small shop in the main market. He said children added joy to the festival.

"They are the ones who make Eid beautiful. In general, they are walking around, they want to buy toys, they want to be out and happy. You know the psychological pressure they experienced in Syria and the pressures here including sun, lack of water, and the situation of the camp with lack of care. They go out to get entertained and to feel the atmosphere and remember the days of Eid in Syria," he said.

The Syrian war has so far cost around 200,000 lives, 11,500 of which are children. Since the camp opened in July 2012, shops have sprung up in converted caravans, huts and shacks along a mile-long main street the locals have dubbed Champs Elysees.