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In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season

Annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City

In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
A Kuwaiti looks for a pearl in a shell that divers picked from the sea during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
A Kuwaiti diver searches for shells containing pearls during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
Kuwaitis look for pearls in shells that divers picked from the sea during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
A Kuwaiti looks for a pearl in a shell that divers picked from the sea during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
Kuwaitis look for pearls in shells that divers picked from the sea during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
Kuwaitis sail on traditional dhows during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
Kuwaiti divers search for shells containing pearls during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
Kuwaiti divers search for shells containing pearls during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Kuwaitis traditional annual pearl diving season
A Kuwaiti looks for a pearl in a shell that divers picked from the sea during the annual pearl diving season on August 2, 2016 off the coast of the port city of Khairan, 100 kilometres (62miles) south of Kuwait City. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)