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In pictures: Iconic Kuwait new opera house catches fire

A thick plume of black smoke rose from the waterfront Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, just three months after the futuristic $770 million venue opened to the public.

In pictures: Iconic Kuwait new opera house catches fire
Kuwaiti firefighters tackle a blaze at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center in Kuwait City on February 6, 2017. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iconic Kuwait new opera house catches fire
Kuwaiti firefighters tackle a blaze at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center in Kuwait City on February 6, 2017. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iconic Kuwait new opera house catches fire
Kuwaiti firefighters tackle a blaze at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center in Kuwait City on February 6, 2017. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iconic Kuwait new opera house catches fire
Kuwaiti firefighters tackle a blaze at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center in Kuwait City on February 6, 2017. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Iconic Kuwait new opera house catches fire
Kuwaiti firefighters tackle a blaze at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Center in Kuwait City on February 6, 2017. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)