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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

9-15 July 2015

From the 300th anniversary of the Royal Artillery to the Malta International Arts Festival, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

The 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery was marked with a bang when the Armed Forces of Malta fired the 25-pounder and Victorian guns at the Upper Barrakka in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery was marked with a bang when the Armed Forces of Malta fired the 25-pounder and Victorian guns at the Upper Barrakka in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A Victorian cannon is fired to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA Victorian cannon is fired to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the military watch as the 25-pound gun is fired to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the military watch as the 25-pound gun is fired to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two ladies wave Union Jack flags during a ceremony to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo ladies wave Union Jack flags during a ceremony to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the British and Armed Forces of Malta stand to attention after firing the 25-pound guns and Victorian cannons at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10 marking the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the British and Armed Forces of Malta stand to attention after firing the 25-pound guns and Victorian cannons at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10 marking the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the military watch as the 25-pound gun is fired to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the military watch as the 25-pound gun is fired to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the Upper Barrakka, in Valletta on July 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A Civil Protection fire-fighter drinks water after helping bring a fire at Dailies Food Store under control in Zebbug on July 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Civil Protection fire-fighter drinks water after helping bring a fire at Dailies Food Store under control in Zebbug on July 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Archbishop Charles Scicluna spends a quiet moment at the altar before receiving the pallium blessed by the Pope. The woolen vestment is given to newly appointed archbishops and was presented to the Archbishop at St John’s Co Cathedral on July 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna spends a quiet moment at the altar before receiving the pallium blessed by the Pope. The woolen vestment is given to newly appointed archbishops and was presented to the Archbishop at St John’s Co Cathedral on July 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Archbishop Charles Scicluna receives the pallium from Nuncio Mario Roberto Cassari which was blessed by the Pope. The woolen vestment is given to newly appointed archbishops and was presented to the Archbishop at St John’s Co Cathedral on July 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna receives the pallium from Nuncio Mario Roberto Cassari which was blessed by the Pope. The woolen vestment is given to newly appointed archbishops and was presented to the Archbishop at St John’s Co Cathedral on July 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Archaeologists carry out excavations at the Kordin Neolithic temples on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierArchaeologists carry out excavations at the Kordin Neolithic temples on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

People relax on the steps of the SmartCity Laguna on July 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople relax on the steps of the SmartCity Laguna on July 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta is seen from Tigne in Sliema on July 11. Photo: Chris Sant FournierValletta is seen from Tigne in Sliema on July 11. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A super yacht cruises into Marsamxett Harbour on July 11. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA super yacht cruises into Marsamxett Harbour on July 11. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man rides his bicycle through the entrance of Valletta on July 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man rides his bicycle through the entrance of Valletta on July 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tourists take refuge from the fierce July heat by cooling off in the fountains at St George’s Square in Valletta on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTourists take refuge from the fierce July heat by cooling off in the fountains at St George’s Square in Valletta on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Tourists cool off in the fountains at St George’s Square in Valletta on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTourists cool off in the fountains at St George’s Square in Valletta on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Children escape the July heat by cooling off in the fountains at St Georges Square in Valletta on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChildren escape the July heat by cooling off in the fountains at St Georges Square in Valletta on July 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Transport Minister Joe Mizzi makes his way to parliament in Valletta on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTransport Minister Joe Mizzi makes his way to parliament in Valletta on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta and Newton players look on as the ball is deflected after a corner during their Europa League match at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta and Newton players look on as the ball is deflected after a corner during their Europa League match at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Uchenna Umeh tries to breakthrough Newton’s defence during their their Europa League match at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Uchenna Umeh tries to breakthrough Newton’s defence during their their Europa League match at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Ryan Camilleri is given a red card during their Europa League match against Newtown at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Ryan Camilleri is given a red card during their Europa League match against Newtown at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Newtown players celebrate after scoring heir second goal against Valletta at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliNewtown players celebrate after scoring heir second goal against Valletta at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Jean Pierre Triganza wins the ball during their Europa League match against Newtown at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Jean Pierre Triganza wins the ball during their Europa League match against Newtown at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Llywelyn Cremona slides in, trying to steal the ball from Newtown’s Jason Oswell, during their Europa League match against Newtown at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Llywelyn Cremona slides in, trying to steal the ball from Newtown’s Jason Oswell, during their Europa League match against Newtown at Hibs Stadium in Paola on July 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Maccabi Tel Aviv’s players celebrate scoring a goal during their their Champions League second qualifying round match against Hibernians at Hibs Stadium on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMaccabi Tel Aviv’s players celebrate scoring a goal during their their Champions League second qualifying round match against Hibernians at Hibs Stadium on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hibernians’ players celebrate after Jackson Lima scored the winning goal against Maccabi Tel Aviv during their Champions League second qualifying round match at Hibs Stadium on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHibernians’ players celebrate after Jackson Lima scored the winning goal against Maccabi Tel Aviv during their Champions League second qualifying round match at Hibs Stadium on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Jackson Lima (right) of Hibernians fights off a challenge from a Carlos García of Maccabi Tel Aviv during their Champions League second qualifying round match at Hibs Stadium on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiJackson Lima (right) of Hibernians fights off a challenge from a Carlos García of Maccabi Tel Aviv during their Champions League second qualifying round match at Hibs Stadium on July 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tourists pose for a picture on the statue of Grandmaster Jean Parisot De Valette in Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists pose for a picture on the statue of Grandmaster Jean Parisot De Valette in Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel performs in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel performs in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel performs in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel performs in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel perform in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel perform in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel perform in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel perform in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel performs in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dancer of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel performs in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel perform in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel perform in "If At All", choreographed and designed by Rami Be'er, during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Audience watch a performance of "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAudience watch a performance of "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Audience watch a performance of "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAudience watch a performance of "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A lighting technician stands near follow spotlights during the production of "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA lighting technician stands near follow spotlights during the production of "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors perform in "Meeting the Odyssey" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Dock One in Cospicua, on July 12. The project, a collaboration between theatre companies Scarlattine Teatro of Italy, Asterions Hus of Denmark and Viirus of Finland, combines elements of the Odyssey, contemporary themes relevant to Europe and stories collected through exchanges with the local population. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Pedestrians walk through Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPedestrians walk through Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A couple kisses under the projections of Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA couple kisses under the projections of Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child (right) plays at Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA child (right) plays at Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man rides his mobility scooter at Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man rides his mobility scooter at Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Pedestrians walk through Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPedestrians walk through Pixels Wave 2015, a giant carpet of moving lights on the ground in an interactive virtual reality installation by Mexican-born experimental and multidisciplinary artist Miguel Chevalier, during the Malta International Arts Festival, at the entrance to Valletta on July 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malaysian choreographer and dancer Mavin Khoo of the ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Malta's national dance company, performs in "Je Tiens La Reine" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 15. Picture taken with multiple exposure function. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalaysian choreographer and dancer Mavin Khoo of the ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Malta's national dance company, performs in "Je Tiens La Reine" during the Malta International Arts Festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on July 15. Picture taken with multiple exposure function. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Neptunes’ Steve Camilleri (left) slips the ball past Sliema’s Nikola Dedovic during their waterpolo National League match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on July 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiNeptunes’ Steve Camilleri (left) slips the ball past Sliema’s Nikola Dedovic during their waterpolo National League match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on July 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Sliema’s Nikola Dedovic (left) and Neptunes’ Steve Camilleri fight for the ball during their waterpolo National League match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on July 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSliema’s Nikola Dedovic (left) and Neptunes’ Steve Camilleri fight for the ball during their waterpolo National League match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on July 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Sliema’s Jerome Gabarretta (right) attempts to block a shot on goal by Neptunes’s Michele Stellini (left) during their waterpolo National League match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on July 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSliema’s Jerome Gabarretta (right) attempts to block a shot on goal by Neptunes’s Michele Stellini (left) during their waterpolo National League match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on July 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Sliema’s Michael Bodegas watches from the poolside after being sent off during the knock-out waterpolo match against Neptunes at the National Pool at Tal-Qroqq on July 14. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaSliema’s Michael Bodegas watches from the poolside after being sent off during the knock-out waterpolo match against Neptunes at the National Pool at Tal-Qroqq on July 14. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

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