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Lights, camera, action... Photos of the week - Times of Malta

15-21 October 2015

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

The yacht "Rambler" of the U.S. makes its way out of Valletta's Grand Harbour at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe yacht "Rambler" of the U.S. makes its way out of Valletta's Grand Harbour at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Crew members climb on the masts of the yachts "Caro" (left) of Switzerland and "Rambler" (right) of the U.S. as they make their way out of Valletta's Grand Harbour at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCrew members climb on the masts of the yachts "Caro" (left) of Switzerland and "Rambler" (right) of the U.S. as they make their way out of Valletta's Grand Harbour at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The yacht "Momo" of Germany competes in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race off Valletta on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe yacht "Momo" of Germany competes in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race off Valletta on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member of the yacht "Rambler" of the U.S. climbs on the mast as it competes in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race off Valletta on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA crew member of the yacht "Rambler" of the U.S. climbs on the mast as it competes in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race off Valletta on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The yacht "Rambler" of the U.S. competes in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race off Valletta on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe yacht "Rambler" of the U.S. competes in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race off Valletta on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The trimaran "Phaedo3" of the U.S. is seen berthed at he Vittoriosa Waterfront marina before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe trimaran "Phaedo3" of the U.S. is seen berthed at he Vittoriosa Waterfront marina before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The trimaran "Phaedo3" of the U.S. is seen berthed at he Vittoriosa Waterfront marina before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe trimaran "Phaedo3" of the U.S. is seen berthed at he Vittoriosa Waterfront marina before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Yachts competing in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race head in the direction of Sicily after departing from Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiYachts competing in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race head in the direction of Sicily after departing from Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The passenger sailing ship "Running on Waves" sails near yachts competing in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race as they head in the direction of Sicily after departing from Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe passenger sailing ship "Running on Waves" sails near yachts competing in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race as they head in the direction of Sicily after departing from Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 17. Over 100 yachts from 22 different countries competed in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A detail from the bedroom of Chinese national Xiao Guan, who complained about beatings, underpayment and living in poor conditions in a Marsa apartment, on October 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA detail from the bedroom of Chinese national Xiao Guan, who complained about beatings, underpayment and living in poor conditions in a Marsa apartment, on October 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The squalid flat where Xiao Guan lives is seen on October 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe squalid flat where Xiao Guan lives is seen on October 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Xiao Guan is forced to cook on the roof of his Marsa flat to avoid paying to use its kitchen on October 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierXiao Guan is forced to cook on the roof of his Marsa flat to avoid paying to use its kitchen on October 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi (left) and the governor of the Central Bank of Malta Josef Bonnici leave Auberge de Castille after calling on the Prime Minister in Valletta on October 21, ahead of the ECB meeting that Malta is hosting for the first time. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEuropean Central Bank president Mario Draghi (left) and the governor of the Central Bank of Malta Josef Bonnici leave Auberge de Castille after calling on the Prime Minister in Valletta on October 21, ahead of the ECB meeting that Malta is hosting for the first time. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The streets of Valletta echoed scenes of the last days of the Ottoman Empire on October 19 for the shooting of the film “The Promise” starring Christian Bale. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe streets of Valletta echoed scenes of the last days of the Ottoman Empire on October 19 for the shooting of the film “The Promise” starring Christian Bale. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A set dresser prepares a location for shooting of “The Promise”, starring Christian Bale in Valletta on October 17. The film is said to focus on a love triangle, set against the tragic backdrop of the last days of the Ottoman Empire. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA set dresser prepares a location for shooting of “The Promise”, starring Christian Bale in Valletta on October 17. The film is said to focus on a love triangle, set against the tragic backdrop of the last days of the Ottoman Empire. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta attend the commemoration Mass at St John’s Cathedral to mark the 45th anniversary of the AFM on October 16. Photo: Chris Sant FournierMembers of the Armed Forces of Malta attend the commemoration Mass at St John’s Cathedral to mark the 45th anniversary of the AFM on October 16. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

New vehicles for the Armed Forces of Malta are displayed at Luqa Barracks on October 19. Photo: Chris Sant FournierNew vehicles for the Armed Forces of Malta are displayed at Luqa Barracks on October 19. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A soldier helps a child negotiate an obstacle course during the Armed Forces of Malta Open Day at the Valletta Waterfront on October 17. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA soldier helps a child negotiate an obstacle course during the Armed Forces of Malta Open Day at the Valletta Waterfront on October 17. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Visitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana, on October 18. Locals and tourists flocked to see part of the network of tunnels which were opened to the public as part of the annual Genna ta’ Gonna event. The 900-metre-long railway tunnel runs below Floriana, from City Gate to Porte des Bombes. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana, on October 18. Locals and tourists flocked to see part of the network of tunnels which were opened to the public as part of the annual Genna ta’ Gonna event. The 900-metre-long railway tunnel runs below Floriana, from City Gate to Porte des Bombes. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Visitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana, on October 18. Locals and tourists flocked to see part of the network of tunnels which were opened to the public as part of the annual Genna ta’ Gonna event. The 900-metre-long railway tunnel runs below Floriana, from City Gate to Porte des Bombes. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana, on October 18. Locals and tourists flocked to see part of the network of tunnels which were opened to the public as part of the annual Genna ta’ Gonna event. The 900-metre-long railway tunnel runs below Floriana, from City Gate to Porte des Bombes. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The masts of the superyacht "Maltese Falcon" are seen at the Vittoriosa Waterfront marina on October 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe masts of the superyacht "Maltese Falcon" are seen at the Vittoriosa Waterfront marina on October 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca launches a charity fun run in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 19 in aid of the Community Chest Fund. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPresident Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca launches a charity fun run in St George’s Square, Valletta on October 19 in aid of the Community Chest Fund. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Air Malta planes are seen lined up on the ramp at the Malta International Airport on October 21. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAir Malta planes are seen lined up on the ramp at the Malta International Airport on October 21. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

One of four Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force roars away from Malta on October 20, after a planned overnight transit stop. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOne of four Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft of the Royal Air Force roars away from Malta on October 20, after a planned overnight transit stop. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The CMA CGM Butterfly, one of the largest container ships in the world, is loaded at the Freeport in Birzebuggia on October 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe CMA CGM Butterfly, one of the largest container ships in the world, is loaded at the Freeport in Birzebuggia on October 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The CMA CGM Butterfly, one of the largest container ships in the world, is loaded at the Freeport in Birzebuggia on October 20.  Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe CMA CGM Butterfly, one of the largest container ships in the world, is loaded at the Freeport in Birzebuggia on October 20.  Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Visitors ride the Barrakka Lift down to Valletta’s Grand Harbour on October 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors ride the Barrakka Lift down to Valletta’s Grand Harbour on October 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People make the most of the warm October sun at Pretty Bay, Birzebugia on October 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPeople make the most of the warm October sun at Pretty Bay, Birzebugia on October 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Luxol’s Colt Fason (right) clasps the ball to defend possession during the basketball match against Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLuxol’s Colt Fason (right) clasps the ball to defend possession during the basketball match against Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Action from the basketball match between Luxol and Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAction from the basketball match between Luxol and Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Action from the basketball match between Luxol and Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAction from the basketball match between Luxol and Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Action from the basketball match between Luxol and Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAction from the basketball match between Luxol and Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birkirkara’s Cain Attard (right) pulls the shirt of Sliema Wanderers’ Gary Muir (centre) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s Cain Attard (right) pulls the shirt of Sliema Wanderers’ Gary Muir (centre) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Sliema Wanderers’ Michael Mifsud (centre) makes his way through Birkirkara’s Joseph Zerafa (left) and Zach Muscat (right) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSliema Wanderers’ Michael Mifsud (centre) makes his way through Birkirkara’s Joseph Zerafa (left) and Zach Muscat (right) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Sliema Wanderers’ Michael Mifsud is flagged for offside as he slots the ball past Birkirkara goalkeeper Justin Haber during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSliema Wanderers’ Michael Mifsud is flagged for offside as he slots the ball past Birkirkara goalkeeper Justin Haber during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Floriana’s Jurgen Pisani falls flat on Valletta’s Romeu Romao during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana’s Jurgen Pisani falls flat on Valletta’s Romeu Romao during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Police officers intervene to break up scuffles which broke out among supporters during the Premier League football match between Floriana and Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPolice officers intervene to break up scuffles which broke out among supporters during the Premier League football match between Floriana and Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Floriana’s Andrea Scozzese’s boot comes dangerously close to the face of Valletta’s Federico Falcone (right) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana’s Andrea Scozzese’s boot comes dangerously close to the face of Valletta’s Federico Falcone (right) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Floriana’s Steve Pisani (front) tangles with Valletta’s Ian Azzopardi during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana’s Steve Pisani (front) tangles with Valletta’s Ian Azzopardi during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Floriana coach Luis Oliveira reacts during the Premier League football match against Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana coach Luis Oliveira reacts during the Premier League football match against Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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