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The tragedy of Paqpaqli to the colours of Notte Bianca - Times of Malta photos of the week

1-7 October 2015

From the tragic events at Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina, to revelry during Notte Bianca, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

Briton Paul Bailey, his head heavily bandaged, is comforted by his wife after crashing into spectators with his Porsche 918 Spyder supercar during the Papqaqli ghall-Istrina charity event at Malta International Airport on October 4. 28 people were injured, some critically, when the car crashed into bystanders. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiBriton Paul Bailey, his head heavily bandaged, is comforted by his wife after crashing into spectators with his Porsche 918 Spyder supercar during the Papqaqli ghall-Istrina charity event at Malta International Airport on October 4. 28 people were injured, some critically, when the car crashed into bystanders. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Red Cross volunteers provide first aid to victims of the crash during the Papqaqli ghall-Istrina charity event at Malta International Airport on October 4. 28 people were injured, some critically, when a Porsche 918 Spyder supercar crashed into bystanders. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiRed Cross volunteers provide first aid to victims of the crash during the Papqaqli ghall-Istrina charity event at Malta International Airport on October 4. 28 people were injured, some critically, when a Porsche 918 Spyder supercar crashed into bystanders. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A Porsche 918 Spyder supercar is seen shortly after it crashed into bystanders during the Papqaqli ghall-Istrina charity event at Malta International Airport on October 4. 28 people were injured, some critically, in the incident. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA Porsche 918 Spyder supercar is seen shortly after it crashed into bystanders during the Papqaqli ghall-Istrina charity event at Malta International Airport on October 4. 28 people were injured, some critically, in the incident. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Tourists admire the statue of the late ex-Prime Minister Gorg Borg Olivier in Castille Square, Valletta, on October 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTourists admire the statue of the late ex-Prime Minister Gorg Borg Olivier in Castille Square, Valletta, on October 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The statue of political activist Manuel Dimech is returned to Castille Square, Valletta, as it is lifte donto its new pedestal closer to St James Cavalier on October 1. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiThe statue of political activist Manuel Dimech is returned to Castille Square, Valletta, as it is lifte donto its new pedestal closer to St James Cavalier on October 1. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

The statue of Grand Master Jean de la Valette is seen in Valletta on October 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe statue of Grand Master Jean de la Valette is seen in Valletta on October 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A modern Nissan car rekindled fond memories of a time when buses and other large vehicles were decorated with the traditional hand-painted designs known as tberfil. The car was on display in Valletta on October 1 as part of the run-up to the tenth edition of Notte Bianca. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA modern Nissan car rekindled fond memories of a time when buses and other large vehicles were decorated with the traditional hand-painted designs known as tberfil. The car was on display in Valletta on October 1 as part of the run-up to the tenth edition of Notte Bianca. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Re-enactors fire their muskets during an In Guardia historical re-enactment of the inspection of Fort St. Elmo during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRe-enactors fire their muskets during an In Guardia historical re-enactment of the inspection of Fort St. Elmo during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Re-enactors fire their muskets during an In Guardia historical re-enactment of the inspection of Fort St. Elmo during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRe-enactors fire their muskets during an In Guardia historical re-enactment of the inspection of Fort St. Elmo during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman takes photos of street decorations made of glass hanging overhead in Strait Street during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman takes photos of street decorations made of glass hanging overhead in Strait Street during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Food is prepared in a restaurant kitchen as people walk down Strait Street during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFood is prepared in a restaurant kitchen as people walk down Strait Street during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Flamenco dancers are joined by a spectator at the Lower Barrakka during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFlamenco dancers are joined by a spectator at the Lower Barrakka during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Visitors stand on a gun emplacement at Fort St Elmo during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors stand on a gun emplacement at Fort St Elmo during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Revellers sing and dance during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations at St George’s Square in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRevellers sing and dance during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations at St George’s Square in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A reveller dances on a platform during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations at St George’s Square in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA reveller dances on a platform during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations at St George’s Square in Valletta on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The entrance to Valletta is seen during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe entrance to Valletta is seen during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations on October 3. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Ministers Owen Bonnici and Carmelo Abela talk to inmates at the Sant' Anna rehabilitation centre in Bahar ic-Caghaq on October 6. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMinisters Owen Bonnici and Carmelo Abela talk to inmates at the Sant' Anna rehabilitation centre in Bahar ic-Caghaq on October 6. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tony Zarb walks out of the Workers Memorial Building on his last day as GWU General Secretary on October 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTony Zarb walks out of the Workers Memorial Building on his last day as GWU General Secretary on October 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crete, together with Malta Minister for Justice, Owen Bonnici & Parliamentary Secretary for EU funds Ian Borg tour St Paul's Catacombs in Rabat on October 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crete, together with Malta Minister for Justice, Owen Bonnici & Parliamentary Secretary for EU funds Ian Borg tour St Paul's Catacombs in Rabat on October 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

One of the catacombs forming part of the St Paul’s Catacombs Complex in Rabat is opened to the public for the first time on October 2 after a new Interpretation centre was built and the complex renovated. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOne of the catacombs forming part of the St Paul’s Catacombs Complex in Rabat is opened to the public for the first time on October 2 after a new Interpretation centre was built and the complex renovated. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

One of the catacombs forming part of the St Paul’s Catacombs Complex in Rabat is opened to the public on October 2 after a new Interpretation centre was built and the complex renovated. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOne of the catacombs forming part of the St Paul’s Catacombs Complex in Rabat is opened to the public on October 2 after a new Interpretation centre was built and the complex renovated. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Mary Rose Zammit who suffers from blindness at her home in St Julian’s. Photo: Chris Sant FournierMary Rose Zammit who suffers from blindness at her home in St Julian’s. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A police officer helps a standed motorist in Msida after heavy rainfall caused flooding on October 2. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA police officer helps a standed motorist in Msida after heavy rainfall caused flooding on October 2. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Aspiring lawyers and architects fight it out with water balloons on campus as the University of Malta opens it doors for the new academic year on October 2. Donations were collected for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Malta during the traditonal freshers’ water fight. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiAspiring lawyers and architects fight it out with water balloons on campus as the University of Malta opens it doors for the new academic year on October 2. Donations were collected for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Malta during the traditonal freshers’ water fight. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (left) flying from Casablanca to Doha, and an Air Algerie Airbus A330-202 (right) enroute to Dubai from Algiers, leave contrails in the the sky as they fly over Malta on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (left) flying from Casablanca to Doha, and an Air Algerie Airbus A330-202 (right) enroute to Dubai from Algiers, leave contrails in the the sky as they fly over Malta on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

White storks, most of which bear rings from Sweden, rest in a field beneath Mdina during their migration south on October 2. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiWhite storks, most of which bear rings from Sweden, rest in a field beneath Mdina during their migration south on October 2. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Valletta defender Juan Cruz Gill is airborne as he heads the ball away from Tarxien Rainbows striker Luke Montebello at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta defender Juan Cruz Gill is airborne as he heads the ball away from Tarxien Rainbows striker Luke Montebello at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

High jumper... Valletta defender Juan Cruz Gill is airborne as he heads the ball away from Tarxien Rainbows striker Luke Montebello at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHigh jumper... Valletta defender Juan Cruz Gill is airborne as he heads the ball away from Tarxien Rainbows striker Luke Montebello at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Shielding the ball... Floriana striker Mario Fontanella (right) defends possession from Sliema’s Luke Dimech at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliShielding the ball... Floriana striker Mario Fontanella (right) defends possession from Sliema’s Luke Dimech at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Birkirkara’s Fabrizio Miccoli (centre) scores his side’s opening goal as St Andrew’s Nicola Andreis (left) and Michael Johnson (right) try to block him during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s Fabrizio Miccoli (centre) scores his side’s opening goal as St Andrew’s Nicola Andreis (left) and Michael Johnson (right) try to block him during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birkirkara’s Zach Muscat attempts an overhead kick during their Premier League football match against St Andrew’s at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s Zach Muscat attempts an overhead kick during their Premier League football match against St Andrew’s at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A TV cameraman films the Premier League football match between Birkirkara and St Andrew’s at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA TV cameraman films the Premier League football match between Birkirkara and St Andrew’s at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hibernians’ Rodolfo Soares (front) and Mosta’s Tyrone Farrugia battle for the ball during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHibernians’ Rodolfo Soares (front) and Mosta’s Tyrone Farrugia battle for the ball during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

7786 Hibernians’ Jorge Santos Silva celebrates scoring a goal against Mosta during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. The celebrations were short-lived as Hibernians were stunned by a Mosta comeback, slumping to a 4-1 defeat. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi7786 Hibernians’ Jorge Santos Silva celebrates scoring a goal against Mosta during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. The celebrations were short-lived as Hibernians were stunned by a Mosta comeback, slumping to a 4-1 defeat. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hibernians’ Jorginho (centre) loses possession of the ball under pressure from Mosta’s Edile Micheletti (left) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHibernians’ Jorginho (centre) loses possession of the ball under pressure from Mosta’s Edile Micheletti (left) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The day’s last sun rays illuminate players warming up during the half-time break of the Division One football match between Senglea Athletic and Zebbug Rangers at the Centenary Stadium in Ta Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe day’s last sun rays illuminate players warming up during the half-time break of the Division One football match between Senglea Athletic and Zebbug Rangers at the Centenary Stadium in Ta Qali on October 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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