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

18-24 December 2014

Christmas is in the air - From swimming Santas and pantomimes to cars smashing into each other for charity, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

Malta’s Santa Klaws, Albert McCarthy, poses for a photo with children on December 23. Mr McCarthy was voted the most authentic Santa at the World Santa Claus Congress in 2008. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMalta’s Santa Klaws, Albert McCarthy, poses for a photo with children on December 23. Mr McCarthy was voted the most authentic Santa at the World Santa Claus Congress in 2008. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims inside a fish tank before feeding fish at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus swims inside a fish tank before feeding fish at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Shoppers walk past a Christmas tree made of glass baubles in Valletta’s Merchant’s Street on 19 December. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaShoppers walk past a Christmas tree made of glass baubles in Valletta’s Merchant’s Street on 19 December. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A girl looks at a Christmas tree made of glass baubles in Valletta on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA girl looks at a Christmas tree made of glass baubles in Valletta on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The underground interconnector tunnel between Maghtab, where the cable makes landfall from Sicily and Kappara, from where electricity is distributed to other parts of Malta, is seen on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe underground interconnector tunnel between Maghtab, where the cable makes landfall from Sicily and Kappara, from where electricity is distributed to other parts of Malta, is seen on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Engineers check cables in the power distribution tunnel between Kappara and Maghtab on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierEngineers check cables in the power distribution tunnel between Kappara and Maghtab on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Hussin Musrati, representing Libya’s Tripoli-based National Salvation Government displays documents during a press conference at the Libyan embassy in Balzan on December 20. Musrati accused the Maltese government of dabbling in Libyan affairs by not recognising the NSG as the official government of Libya. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHussin Musrati, representing Libya’s Tripoli-based National Salvation Government displays documents during a press conference at the Libyan embassy in Balzan on December 20. Musrati accused the Maltese government of dabbling in Libyan affairs by not recognising the NSG as the official government of Libya. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A car which struck and killed an elderly woman is seen in Attard on December 19. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA car which struck and killed an elderly woman is seen in Attard on December 19. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Apostolic Administrator Charles Scicluna attends a children’s party in Rabat on December 21. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaApostolic Administrator Charles Scicluna attends a children’s party in Rabat on December 21. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The destroyed roofing of the abandoned ex-Dowty factory in Mriehel is seen on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe destroyed roofing of the abandoned ex-Dowty factory in Mriehel is seen on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Maltapost worker sorts the multitude of mail that needs processing before Christmas and New Year on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA Maltapost worker sorts the multitude of mail that needs processing before Christmas and New Year on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Lights and lasers shine over the audience at the dress rehearsal of the MADC pantomime Merry Poppins at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLights and lasers shine over the audience at the dress rehearsal of the MADC pantomime Merry Poppins at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Alan Montanaro plays the part of the Dame in the dress rehearsal of Merry Poppins, an MADC pantomime at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAlan Montanaro plays the part of the Dame in the dress rehearsal of Merry Poppins, an MADC pantomime at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Edward Mercieca plays the part of the Dame in dress rehearsal of Pinocchio, an FM Productions pantomime at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEdward Mercieca plays the part of the Dame in dress rehearsal of Pinocchio, an FM Productions pantomime at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Drivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for charity in Ta' Qali on December 21. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDrivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for charity in Ta' Qali on December 21. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Drivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for charity in Ta' Qali on December 21. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDrivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for charity in Ta' Qali on December 21. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Msida St Joseph’s Uchenna Anyanwu (2nd left) attempts to score during their Division One football match against Gudja United at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMsida St Joseph’s Uchenna Anyanwu (2nd left) attempts to score during their Division One football match against Gudja United at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Msida St Joseph’s reserve goalkeeper Matthew Camilleri gives a goal kick during their Division One football match against Gudja United at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMsida St Joseph’s reserve goalkeeper Matthew Camilleri gives a goal kick during their Division One football match against Gudja United at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Footballers train at the Ta' Qali Training Ground beneath Malta's old capital, the medieval fortified city of Mdina, in Ta' Qali on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFootballers train at the Ta' Qali Training Ground beneath Malta's old capital, the medieval fortified city of Mdina, in Ta' Qali on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Footballers train at the Ta' Qali Training Ground beneath Malta's old capital, the medieval fortified city of Mdina, in Ta' Qali on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFootballers train at the Ta' Qali Training Ground beneath Malta's old capital, the medieval fortified city of Mdina, in Ta' Qali on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

 

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