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Candles, budgets... and riot police - Times of Malta's Photos of the week

8-14 October 2015

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

A resident lights candles laid down in the form of a Maltese eight-pointed cross in the front hallway of his house during the activity "Birgu by Candlelight" in Vittoriosa on October 10. During the annual event, most street lights are switched off and the fortified city is lit up by candlelight, creating a magical ambience. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA resident lights candles laid down in the form of a Maltese eight-pointed cross in the front hallway of his house during the activity "Birgu by Candlelight" in Vittoriosa on October 10. During the annual event, most street lights are switched off and the fortified city is lit up by candlelight, creating a magical ambience. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Visitors attend the activity "Birgu by Candlelight" in Vittoriosa on October 10. During the annual event, most street lights are switched off and the fortified city is lit up by candlelight, creating a magical ambience. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors attend the activity "Birgu by Candlelight" in Vittoriosa on October 10. During the annual event, most street lights are switched off and the fortified city is lit up by candlelight, creating a magical ambience. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A visitor attends the activity "Birgu by Candlelight" in Vittoriosa on October 10. During the annual event, most street lights are switched off and the fortified city is lit up by candlelight, creating a magical ambience. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA visitor attends the activity "Birgu by Candlelight" in Vittoriosa on October 10. During the annual event, most street lights are switched off and the fortified city is lit up by candlelight, creating a magical ambience. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna walks into Parliament to deliver his budget speech on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFinance Minister Edward Scicluna walks into Parliament to deliver his budget speech on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Opposition and Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil (right) arrives at Parliament House for the government’s presentation of the Budget 2016 speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiOpposition and Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil (right) arrives at Parliament House for the government’s presentation of the Budget 2016 speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna presents the 2016 Budget speech in parliament in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFinance Minister Edward Scicluna presents the 2016 Budget speech in parliament in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna goes through his papers while presenting the 2016 Budget speech in parliament in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFinance Minister Edward Scicluna goes through his papers while presenting the 2016 Budget speech in parliament in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A police officer is caught in a shaft of sunlight outside Parliament House before the government's presentation of the 2016 Budget speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA police officer is caught in a shaft of sunlight outside Parliament House before the government's presentation of the 2016 Budget speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Government MP Godfrey Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes pass chairs along before a news conference by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the 2016 Budget, outside the Auberge de Castille in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGovernment MP Godfrey Farrugia and Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes pass chairs along before a news conference by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the 2016 Budget, outside the Auberge de Castille in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre), flanked by Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech (left) and Finance Minister Edward Scicluna (right), addresses a news conference outside his office at Auberge de Castille after the presentation of the 2016 Budget speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPrime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre), flanked by Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech (left) and Finance Minister Edward Scicluna (right), addresses a news conference outside his office at Auberge de Castille after the presentation of the 2016 Budget speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses a news conference outside his office at Auberge de Castille after the presentation of the 2016 Budget speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPrime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses a news conference outside his office at Auberge de Castille after the presentation of the 2016 Budget speech in Valletta on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Malta Parliament on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Malta Parliament on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The Malta Parliament on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Malta Parliament on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Josef Bugeja, the new general secretary of the General Workers’ Union, calls his wife to join him on stage during the union’s national conference in Valletta on October 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiJosef Bugeja, the new general secretary of the General Workers’ Union, calls his wife to join him on stage during the union’s national conference in Valletta on October 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Valletta Boat Show in Cospicua on October 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Valletta Boat Show in Cospicua on October 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Aircraft contrails above Valletta on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAircraft contrails above Valletta on October 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A plane leaves contrails in the sky as it flies over Malta at sunset on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA plane leaves contrails in the sky as it flies over Malta at sunset on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A biker rides down into lower Fort Saint Elmo in Valletta on October 12. A request for proposals for the regeneration of the lower fort was issued as one of the Budget measures announced by government. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA biker rides down into lower Fort Saint Elmo in Valletta on October 12. A request for proposals for the regeneration of the lower fort was issued as one of the Budget measures announced by government. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Mdina Grand Prix gets under way with a hill climb at Mellieħa on October 8. The event, in its fifth edition, brings together 65 classic car owners, mostly from Malta, and Italy. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Mdina Grand Prix gets under way with a hill climb at Mellieħa on October 8. The event, in its fifth edition, brings together 65 classic car owners, mostly from Malta, and Italy. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event passes by the old Railway Station beneath Mdina which formed part of the challenging circuit outside Mdina’s fortified walls on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event passes by the old Railway Station beneath Mdina which formed part of the challenging circuit outside Mdina’s fortified walls on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit around Mdina and Mtarfa on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit around Mdina and Mtarfa on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

One of the cars participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event passes a stack of hay bales during a qualifying lap on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOne of the cars participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event passes a stack of hay bales during a qualifying lap on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The Mdina Grand Prix gets under way with a hill climb at Mellieħa on October 8. The event, in its fifth edition, brings together 65 classic car owners, mostly from Malta, the UK and Italy. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Mdina Grand Prix gets under way with a hill climb at Mellieħa on October 8. The event, in its fifth edition, brings together 65 classic car owners, mostly from Malta, the UK and Italy. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The Mdina Grand Prix gets under way with a hill climb at Mellieħa on October 8. The event, in its fifth edition, brings together 65 classic car owners, mostly from Malta, the UK and Italy. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Mdina Grand Prix gets under way with a hill climb at Mellieħa on October 8. The event, in its fifth edition, brings together 65 classic car owners, mostly from Malta, the UK and Italy. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two participants form the Mdina Grand Prix pose in front of a car at the Concourse d’Elegance outside the Cathedral in Mdina on October 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo participants form the Mdina Grand Prix pose in front of a car at the Concourse d’Elegance outside the Cathedral in Mdina on October 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit outside Mdina’s fortified walls on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit outside Mdina’s fortified walls on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit around Mdina and Mtarfa on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA car participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit around Mdina and Mtarfa on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

One of the cars participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event makes his way up to Mdina to complete his run on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOne of the cars participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event makes his way up to Mdina to complete his run on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

One of the several pre-war cars participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit around Mdina and Mtarfa on October 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOne of the several pre-war cars participating in the Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car event negotiates the challenging circuit around Mdina and Mtarfa on October 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hundreds of people flock to Fort Saint Angelo which was opened for the first time after being restored in a massive EU-funded project following decades of neglect, on October 11. The historic fort will take centre stage in November during the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit, hosting high-level meetings. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHundreds of people flock to Fort Saint Angelo which was opened for the first time after being restored in a massive EU-funded project following decades of neglect, on October 11. The historic fort will take centre stage in November during the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit, hosting high-level meetings. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A lookout post on the bastions of Fort Saint Angelo in Vittoriosa is seen on October 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA lookout post on the bastions of Fort Saint Angelo in Vittoriosa is seen on October 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People use the harbour ferry across Grand Harbour to travel from Vittoriosa to Valletta on October 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople use the harbour ferry across Grand Harbour to travel from Vittoriosa to Valletta on October 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The masts of the superyacht Maltese Falcon are seen at the Vittoriosa Waterfront marina on October 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe masts of the superyacht Maltese Falcon are seen at the Vittoriosa Waterfront marina on October 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Palumbo Shipyard on October 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Palumbo Shipyard on October 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The Palumbo Shipyard in the Grand Harbour on October 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Palumbo Shipyard in the Grand Harbour on October 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A cyclist, with his noiseless mode of transport, found a perfect match in Mdina, the Silent City on October 9, where buildings steeped in history look down on modern-day life. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA cyclist, with his noiseless mode of transport, found a perfect match in Mdina, the Silent City on October 9, where buildings steeped in history look down on modern-day life. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Pigeons and humans mingle in St John Street Valletta on October 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPigeons and humans mingle in St John Street Valletta on October 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

One of Valletta’s feline resident’s seeks the shade of the green metal railings as it heads up to St Elmo’s Place from St Joseph Street, something quite unusual for its species, who usually prefer to soak in the sunrays, on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiOne of Valletta’s feline resident’s seeks the shade of the green metal railings as it heads up to St Elmo’s Place from St Joseph Street, something quite unusual for its species, who usually prefer to soak in the sunrays, on October 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A member of the Malta Police Force band performs together with the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA member of the Malta Police Force band performs together with the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band perform in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band perform in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A member of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band performs in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA member of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band performs in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A member of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band performs in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA member of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band performs in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band encourage a passer by to participate with them in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the Abu Dhabi Police Force Band encourage a passer by to participate with them in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Three men at work, restoring and painting a traditional wooden balcony in Sliema on October 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThree men at work, restoring and painting a traditional wooden balcony in Sliema on October 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Dancers of Naupaca Dance Factory take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Naupaca Dance Factory's piece "Purgatorio", directed by Joeline Tabone, is a contemporary dance adaptation of part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem La Divina Commedia. The performance investigates the relationship between alienation, loss and the modern man. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Naupaca Dance Factory take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Naupaca Dance Factory's piece "Purgatorio", directed by Joeline Tabone, is a contemporary dance adaptation of part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem La Divina Commedia. The performance investigates the relationship between alienation, loss and the modern man. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of Eko Dance Project of Italy take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Eko Dance Project's "Non Solo Carmen: Donne Vittime dell' Amore" (Not only Carmen: Female Victims of Love), directed by Pompea Santoro, explores themes of love, violence and womanhood. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Eko Dance Project of Italy take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Eko Dance Project's "Non Solo Carmen: Donne Vittime dell' Amore" (Not only Carmen: Female Victims of Love), directed by Pompea Santoro, explores themes of love, violence and womanhood. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of Eko Dance Project of Italy take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Eko Dance Project's "Non Solo Carmen: Donne Vittime dell' Amore" (Not only Carmen: Female Victims of Love), directed by Pompea Santoro, explores themes of love, violence and womanhood. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Eko Dance Project of Italy take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Eko Dance Project's "Non Solo Carmen: Donne Vittime dell' Amore" (Not only Carmen: Female Victims of Love), directed by Pompea Santoro, explores themes of love, violence and womanhood. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of Eko Dance Project of Italy take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Eko Dance Project's "Non Solo Carmen: Donne Vittime dell' Amore" (Not only Carmen: Female Victims of Love), directed by Pompea Santoro, explores themes of love, violence and womanhood. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Eko Dance Project of Italy take part in "After", a contemporary dance production in two parts, at the Casino Maltese in Valletta, on October 9. Eko Dance Project's "Non Solo Carmen: Donne Vittime dell' Amore" (Not only Carmen: Female Victims of Love), directed by Pompea Santoro, explores themes of love, violence and womanhood. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Riot police stand outside the National Stadium before the Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match between Malta and Croatia in Ta' Qali on October 13. Fears that Croatian fans, who were banned from entering the stadium, would turn up in large numbers and cause trouble did not materialise. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRiot police stand outside the National Stadium before the Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match between Malta and Croatia in Ta' Qali on October 13. Fears that Croatian fans, who were banned from entering the stadium, would turn up in large numbers and cause trouble did not materialise. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Riot police stand outside the National Stadium before the Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match between Malta and Croatia in Ta' Qali on October 13. Fears that Croatian fans, who were banned from entering the stadium, would turn up in large numbers and cause trouble did not materialise. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiRiot police stand outside the National Stadium before the Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match between Malta and Croatia in Ta' Qali on October 13. Fears that Croatian fans, who were banned from entering the stadium, would turn up in large numbers and cause trouble did not materialise. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Croatia's Ivan Rakitic (top) and Malta’s Alfred Effiong clash during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCroatia's Ivan Rakitic (top) and Malta’s Alfred Effiong clash during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta's Steve Borg (left) tries to steal the ball from Croatia's Marko Pjaca (right) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali, on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Steve Borg (left) tries to steal the ball from Croatia's Marko Pjaca (right) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali, on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Croatia's Ivan Perisic (centre) tries to go between Malta's Rowen Muscat (left) and Andre Schembri (right) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCroatia's Ivan Perisic (centre) tries to go between Malta's Rowen Muscat (left) and Andre Schembri (right) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta's Andrei Agius (right) competes with Croatia's Nikola Kalinin during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Andrei Agius (right) competes with Croatia's Nikola Kalinin during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Croatia's Ivan Perisic (right) celebrates after scoring a goal against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCroatia's Ivan Perisic (right) celebrates after scoring a goal against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta's Rowen Muscat (left) tries to steal the ball from Croatia's Milan Badelj during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Rowen Muscat (left) tries to steal the ball from Croatia's Milan Badelj during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Croatia's Josip Pivaric (left) tries to break free from Malta's Joseph Zerafa during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCroatia's Josip Pivaric (left) tries to break free from Malta's Joseph Zerafa during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match against Malta at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Croatia's Mateo Kovacic (left) and Malta’s Andre Schembri (right) fight for the ball during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCroatia's Mateo Kovacic (left) and Malta’s Andre Schembri (right) fight for the ball during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s Zach Muscat (centre) and Croatia's Marko Pjaca (3rd L) challenge for a high ball during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s Zach Muscat (centre) and Croatia's Marko Pjaca (3rd L) challenge for a high ball during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta's Clayton Failla (centre) is brought down by Croatia's Marko Pjaca (right) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Clayton Failla (centre) is brought down by Croatia's Marko Pjaca (right) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta's Andre Schembri (centre) is brought down by Croatia's Mateo Kovacic (left blue 20) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Andre Schembri (centre) is brought down by Croatia's Mateo Kovacic (left blue 20) during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta's Andrei Agius (right) and Croatia's Darijo Srna (centre) compete in the air for the ball during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Andrei Agius (right) and Croatia's Darijo Srna (centre) compete in the air for the ball during their UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on October 13. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Croatia's players and team officials celebrate qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals after defeating Malta 1-0 during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCroatia's players and team officials celebrate qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals after defeating Malta 1-0 during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on October 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

 

 

 

 

 

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