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

22-28 January 2015

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

Rescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat reach out for bottles of water being distributed by a soldier in a biohazard suit after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat reach out for bottles of water being distributed by a soldier in a biohazard suit after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat reach out for bottles of water after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat reach out for bottles of water after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Rescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat reach out for bottles of water after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRescued migrants on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat reach out for bottles of water after arriving at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An unconscious migrant is carried off an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat by soldiers and paramedics in biohazard suits at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn unconscious migrant is carried off an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat by soldiers and paramedics in biohazard suits at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An unconscious migrant is carried off an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat by soldiers and paramedics in biohazard suits at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn unconscious migrant is carried off an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat by soldiers and paramedics in biohazard suits at the AFM's Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Marsamxett Harbour on January 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued 87 migrants from a floundering drifting dinghy some miles off Mellieha, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat takes down some notes during a Cabinet meeting held in Zebbug on January 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat takes down some notes during a Cabinet meeting held in Zebbug on January 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses various local mayors during a Cabinet meeting held in Zebbug on January 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses various local mayors during a Cabinet meeting held in Zebbug on January 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A clown jokes with Education Minister Evarist Bartolo during the launch of this year’s Bicycle Marathon at St George’s Square in Valletta on January 22. Now an annual event, the three-day marathon involves students of the San Ġorġ Preca College Boys’ Secondary Ħamrun, past pupils, their relatives and friends taking part in the 50-hour fundraiser. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA clown jokes with Education Minister Evarist Bartolo during the launch of this year’s Bicycle Marathon at St George’s Square in Valletta on January 22. Now an annual event, the three-day marathon involves students of the San Ġorġ Preca College Boys’ Secondary Ħamrun, past pupils, their relatives and friends taking part in the 50-hour fundraiser. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A student glances backwards during the launch of this year’s Bicycle Marathon at St George’s Square in Valletta on January 22. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA student glances backwards during the launch of this year’s Bicycle Marathon at St George’s Square in Valletta on January 22. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The only remaining carriage, which formed part of the Malta Railway, lies vandalized in what used to be the Birkirkara Station on January 28. The Malta Railway ran between Valletta and Rabat from 1883 to 1931. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe only remaining carriage, which formed part of the Malta Railway, lies vandalized in what used to be the Birkirkara Station on January 28. The Malta Railway ran between Valletta and Rabat from 1883 to 1931. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Dark clouds and heavy rainfall approach Valletta on January 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDark clouds and heavy rainfall approach Valletta on January 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A faint rainbow is seen over Valletta after a heavy rainstorm on January 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA faint rainbow is seen over Valletta after a heavy rainstorm on January 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

New potholes have appeared in streets all around Malta following the heavy rainfall of the recent days. Photo taken January 24. Photo: Jason BorgNew potholes have appeared in streets all around Malta following the heavy rainfall of the recent days. Photo taken January 24. Photo: Jason Borg

A potholed and uneven road surface is seen on January 24 following several days of heavy rainfall. Photo: Jason BorgA potholed and uneven road surface is seen on January 24 following several days of heavy rainfall. Photo: Jason Borg

A waterlogged pothole is seen near parked cars on January 24. Remedying the perpetual abundance of potholes is “hopeless” without a massive injection of funds, traffic expert. Hugh Arnett told Times of Malta. Photo: Jason BorgA waterlogged pothole is seen near parked cars on January 24. Remedying the perpetual abundance of potholes is “hopeless” without a massive injection of funds, traffic expert. Hugh Arnett told Times of Malta. Photo: Jason Borg

US President Barack Obama meets Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the mugs of a hawker outside the law courts in Valletta on January 22. Photo: Jason BorgUS President Barack Obama meets Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the mugs of a hawker outside the law courts in Valletta on January 22. Photo: Jason Borg

The cruise liner MSC Fantasia lies in the background with cranes from the Palumbo Shipyard in the foreground on January 26. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe cruise liner MSC Fantasia lies in the background with cranes from the Palumbo Shipyard in the foreground on January 26. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An unusually large flock of seagulls is seen over Marsa and the harbour areas on January 25. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn unusually large flock of seagulls is seen over Marsa and the harbour areas on January 25. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A seagull flies near a Maltese flag at sunset in Valletta on January 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA seagull flies near a Maltese flag at sunset in Valletta on January 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Maltese flag flies over Auberge de Castille in Valletta at sunset on January 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Maltese flag flies over Auberge de Castille in Valletta at sunset on January 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A seagull flies over Valletta at sunset on January 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA seagull flies over Valletta at sunset on January 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Highlighted against a dark stormy sky, the mosque in Paola is lit by a ray of sunlight on January 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHighlighted against a dark stormy sky, the mosque in Paola is lit by a ray of sunlight on January 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Floriana’s Mark Henniger (2nd right) passes the ball through the Athleta defence during their basketball league match at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on January 25. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana’s Mark Henniger (2nd right) passes the ball through the Athleta defence during their basketball league match at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on January 25. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Mosta’s Diogo stops the ball with his chest as he tries to get past Floriana’s Emanuel Briffa (left) during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMosta’s Diogo stops the ball with his chest as he tries to get past Floriana’s Emanuel Briffa (left) during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Floriana’s Emerson Marcelina breaks through the Mosta defence during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFloriana’s Emerson Marcelina breaks through the Mosta defence during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Floriana’s Steve Pisani manages to get past Mosta’s Ekani Rodriguez during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFloriana’s Steve Pisani manages to get past Mosta’s Ekani Rodriguez during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Floriana ‘s Emerson Marcelina, beats Mosta’s Yannik Ossok (right) and Tyron Farrugia (left) to the ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFloriana ‘s Emerson Marcelina, beats Mosta’s Yannik Ossok (right) and Tyron Farrugia (left) to the ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Birkirkara’s Ryan Camenzuli (right) and Hibernians’ Luis Edison fight for the ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBirkirkara’s Ryan Camenzuli (right) and Hibernians’ Luis Edison fight for the ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hibernians’ Luis Edison (left) beats Birkirkara’s Shola Haruna to the ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernians’ Luis Edison (left) beats Birkirkara’s Shola Haruna to the ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Birkirkara’s Ryan Camenzuli (2nd right) heads the ball during their Premier League match against Hibernians at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBirkirkara’s Ryan Camenzuli (2nd right) heads the ball during their Premier League match against Hibernians at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hibernians’ Bjorn Kristensen (centre left), and Birkirkara’s Nikola Vukanac (centre right) challenge for a high ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernians’ Bjorn Kristensen (centre left), and Birkirkara’s Nikola Vukanac (centre right) challenge for a high ball during their Premier League match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 24. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Qormi’s Frank Temille (centre) powers his way through Tarxien Rainbows' Triston Caruana (left) and Alexander Cini (right) during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiQormi’s Frank Temille (centre) powers his way through Tarxien Rainbows' Triston Caruana (left) and Alexander Cini (right) during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Qormi’s Duncan Pisani (right) and Tarxien Rainbows' Carlos Hevia (left) fight for the ball during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiQormi’s Duncan Pisani (right) and Tarxien Rainbows' Carlos Hevia (left) fight for the ball during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tarxien Rainbows' Carlos Hevia (centre) and Eduardo Casado (right) toss sailors’ hats back to spectators after wearing them to celebrate Hevia’s goal against Qormi during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTarxien Rainbows' Carlos Hevia (centre) and Eduardo Casado (right) toss sailors’ hats back to spectators after wearing them to celebrate Hevia’s goal against Qormi during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi
 

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