Kuwaiti divers get ready to search for oyster shells containing pearls off the port of Khairan, 100km south of Kuwait City, during the pearl-diving season yesterday. Pearl-diving trips are held annually under the patronage of the Kuwaiti Emir, to keep alive the traditions which accompanied the once-important national pearl trade before the discovery of the country's oil wealth.
- PublishedAug 12, 2015, 5:00 am SGT
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