Photos of the week - Times of Malta
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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

11-17th December 2014

Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos taken over the past days.

A visitor examines an art installation by Pierre Portelli set up at the Opera House in Valletta to celebrate Republic Day on December 13. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA visitor examines an art installation by Pierre Portelli set up at the Opera House in Valletta to celebrate Republic Day on December 13. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A family plays on the sand at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay on December 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA family plays on the sand at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay on December 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A stand-up paddle boarder rides a wave at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay on December 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA stand-up paddle boarder rides a wave at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay on December 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Battling through the large waves at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, a man tries to make his way out to calmer waters with his stand-up paddleboard. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBattling through the large waves at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, a man tries to make his way out to calmer waters with his stand-up paddleboard. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Battling through the large waves at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, a man tries to make his way out to calmer waters with his stand-up paddleboard. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBattling through the large waves at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, a man tries to make his way out to calmer waters with his stand-up paddleboard. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in the Republic Day Parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Jason BorgArmed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in the Republic Day Parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Jason Borg

One of the projections of the Republic Day 40 years Celebrations is seen on the façade of the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta on Decmeber 13. The image shows the law that proclaimed Malta as a Republic with and image of the first President of the Republic Sir Anthony Mamo. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasOne of the projections of the Republic Day 40 years Celebrations is seen on the façade of the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta on Decmeber 13. The image shows the law that proclaimed Malta as a Republic with and image of the first President of the Republic Sir Anthony Mamo. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

A dancer is suspended from a giant umbrella during the show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasA dancer is suspended from a giant umbrella during the show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

A performer takes part in the show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasA performer takes part in the show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas
 

Performers in LED clothing take part in the show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasPerformers in LED clothing take part in the show celebrating the 40th anniversary of Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

40 years of the Maltese Republic are symbolized in this Gigantic forty on fire at the end the celebrations on December 13 at St. George’s Square, Valletta. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas40 years of the Maltese Republic are symbolized in this Gigantic forty on fire at the end the celebrations on December 13 at St. George’s Square, Valletta. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

People demonstrate during an activity organised by various non-governmental organisations to mark International Human Rights Day in Valletta on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople demonstrate during an activity organised by various non-governmental organisations to mark International Human Rights Day in Valletta on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman blows soap bubbles during an activity organised by various non-governmental organisations to mark International Human Rights Day in Valletta on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman blows soap bubbles during an activity organised by various non-governmental organisations to mark International Human Rights Day in Valletta on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Pembroke Athleta’s Ousmane Sidibe (right) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Gudja United during their Division One football match at the Luxol Stadium on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPembroke Athleta’s Ousmane Sidibe (right) celebrates scoring the winning goal against Gudja United during their Division One football match at the Luxol Stadium on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The MFSA building in Mriehel is seen on December 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe MFSA building in Mriehel is seen on December 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Children sing for education Minister Evarist Bartolo at the National Curriculum Centre in Hamrun on December 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChildren sing for education Minister Evarist Bartolo at the National Curriculum Centre in Hamrun on December 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Broken parts of a baby Jesus lie on the floor at the Millennium Chapel in Paceville after about €700 in cash was stolen by burglars who broke in through a window in the reception area on December 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBroken parts of a baby Jesus lie on the floor at the Millennium Chapel in Paceville after about €700 in cash was stolen by burglars who broke in through a window in the reception area on December 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Schoolchildren look at a 40 square metre mechanised crib, dubbed by experts as the “most famous in the world”, at a nativity museum at the crypt of St Augustine’s Church in Valletta on December 16. The Caltagirone Crib has featured at the opening of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and in other European cities. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSchoolchildren look at a 40 square metre mechanised crib, dubbed by experts as the “most famous in the world”, at a nativity museum at the crypt of St Augustine’s Church in Valletta on December 16. The Caltagirone Crib has featured at the opening of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and in other European cities. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Father Christmas makes his way to shore on a dinghy at Għadira on December 16, delighting primary schoolchildren from the Mellieħa school in what is becoming a traditional event for them. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFather Christmas makes his way to shore on a dinghy at Għadira on December 16, delighting primary schoolchildren from the Mellieħa school in what is becoming a traditional event for them. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Last year it was a helicopter. This year Father Christmas ditched his reindeer again and used a rubber dinghy to come ashore at Għadira on December 16, delighting primary schoolchildren from the Mellieħa school in what is becoming a traditional event for them. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaLast year it was a helicopter. This year Father Christmas ditched his reindeer again and used a rubber dinghy to come ashore at Għadira on December 16, delighting primary schoolchildren from the Mellieħa school in what is becoming a traditional event for them. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Two graffiti murals at the White Rocks complex in Bahar ic-Caghaq are seen on December 17. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTwo graffiti murals at the White Rocks complex in Bahar ic-Caghaq are seen on December 17. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A mural at White Rocks is seen on December 17. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA mural at White Rocks is seen on December 17. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Senior officers of the Armed Forces of Malta participate during a national salute at a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Malta, a former British colony, became a republic in 1974, 10 years after gaining independence. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSenior officers of the Armed Forces of Malta participate during a national salute at a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Malta, a former British colony, became a republic in 1974, 10 years after gaining independence. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Children rush onto the parade ground to collect spent rifle cartridges after an Armed Forces of Malta military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiChildren rush onto the parade ground to collect spent rifle cartridges after an Armed Forces of Malta military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An Armed Forces of Malta soldier marches during a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn Armed Forces of Malta soldier marches during a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An Armed Forces of Malta bandsman takes part in a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn Armed Forces of Malta bandsman takes part in a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers wait to march off the parade ground as spent rifle cartridges lie on the ground during a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers wait to march off the parade ground as spent rifle cartridges lie on the ground during a military parade to mark Malta's Republic Day in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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