Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwaiti divers look for pearls in shells that were picked from the sea dur­ing the an­nual pearl div­ing sea­son yes­ter­day off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilo­me­ters (62miles) south of Kuwait City. Pearl-div­ing trips are held an­nu­ally un­der the pa­tron­age of His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in or­der to keep alive tra­di­tions that ac­com­pa­nied the once im­por­tant na­tional trade of pearl div­ing, prior to the dis­cov­ery of oil.

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