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Qatar's Maritime Heritage

Fishermen from around the Persian Gulf join together for the day's haul.

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By Kelly Beckta

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13 Jul 2018 - 4 Minute Read

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This photo essay was the winning entry in the World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship 2017.
Men from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) demonstrate the traditional tools of their maritime heritage on the beaches of Qatar. Their headdresses indicate the country they're from.
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Men from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) demonstrate the traditional tools of their maritime heritage on the beaches of Qatar. Their headdresses indicate the country they're from.
Qatari and Omani flags are proudly displayed together on a traditional dhow boat as the men unite and deploy their fishing nets in the Persian Gulf.
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Qatari and Omani flags are proudly displayed together on a traditional dhow boat as the men unite and deploy their fishing nets in the Persian Gulf.
Men from Oman and Saudi Arabia demonstrate camaraderie as the Middle Eastern neighbors join hands to use their united power and strength to draw the fishing nets closer.
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Men from Oman and Saudi Arabia demonstrate camaraderie as the Middle Eastern neighbors join hands to use their united power and strength to draw the fishing nets closer.
More men from the region come together as a team to haul the catch of the day to shore.
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More men from the region come together as a team to haul the catch of the day to shore.
Generations of GCC nationals gather together on the beach to admire the fruits of the fishermen's handiwork. The young boys get the first pick of today's haul.
Kelly Beckta
Generations of GCC nationals gather together on the beach to admire the fruits of the fishermen's handiwork. The young boys get the first pick of today's haul.

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