Swords, incense and jewelry draw bargain-hunters and auction bidders to outdoor Saudi market

April 21, 2015 6:04 AM

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Swords, incense and jewelry draw bargain-hunters and auction bidders to outdoor Saudi market

In this April 16, 2015 photo, traditional coffee pots, left, and colorful clay dishes are on display at al-Aqeeliya open-air auction market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The market is far from the upscale malls and designer boutiques found in other parts of the capital, where haggling over the price is unacceptably un-chic. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (The Associated Press)

In this April 16, 2015 photo, Saudi men bargain to buy traditional Saudi swords and daggers at al-Aqeeliya open-air auction market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Souvenir swords that sell as decorative pieces can go for more than 40 Saudi riyals ($10) in one of the market’s stalls, but at the auction a wh...

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