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When Valletta took centre stage: Photos of the week - Times of Malta

5-11 November 2015

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

Leaders of the European Union and their African counterparts stand on the steps of the Auberge de Castille, the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, during the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLeaders of the European Union and their African counterparts stand on the steps of the Auberge de Castille, the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, during the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Leaders of the European Union and their African counterparts, led by European Council President Donald Tusk (centre left) and Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre right), walk down the steps of the Auberge de Castille for the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLeaders of the European Union and their African counterparts, led by European Council President Donald Tusk (centre left) and Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre right), walk down the steps of the Auberge de Castille for the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Leaders of the European Union and their African counterparts gather on the steps of the Auberge de Castille, the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, for the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLeaders of the European Union and their African counterparts gather on the steps of the Auberge de Castille, the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, for the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

(Left to right) European Council President Donald Tusk, French President Francois Hollande, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and British Prime Minister David Cameron attend the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi(Left to right) European Council President Donald Tusk, French President Francois Hollande, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and British Prime Minister David Cameron attend the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

(Left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for International Migration Peter Sutherland, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk, French President Francois Hollande, and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat attend the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi(Left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for International Migration Peter Sutherland, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk, French President Francois Hollande, and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat attend the opening ceremony of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the start of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the start of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the start of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritish Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the start of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the start of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat for the start of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz (left) shares a light moment with Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat (centre) and President of the European Council Donald Tusk (right) during the family photo at the Valletta Migration Summit in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPresident of the European Parliament Martin Schulz (left) shares a light moment with Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat (centre) and President of the European Council Donald Tusk (right) during the family photo at the Valletta Migration Summit in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel (centre) speaks with Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini (right) and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat (left) before the start of the first Round Table meeting at the Valletta Summit of Migration in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel (centre) speaks with Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini (right) and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat (left) before the start of the first Round Table meeting at the Valletta Summit of Migration in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister of Tunisia Habib Essid (right) together with British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) before the first Round table meeting at the Valletta Summit of Migration in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister of Tunisia Habib Essid (right) together with British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) before the first Round table meeting at the Valletta Summit of Migration in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) shares a light moment with Chancellor of Austria Werner Faymann (right) during the family photo at the Valletta Migration Summit in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBritish Prime Minister David Cameron (left) shares a light moment with Chancellor of Austria Werner Faymann (right) during the family photo at the Valletta Migration Summit in Malta on November 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat greets President of the European Council Donald Tusk on the steps of Castille on November 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat greets President of the European Council Donald Tusk on the steps of Castille on November 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

President of the European Council Donald Tusk arrives at Parliament in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPresident of the European Council Donald Tusk arrives at Parliament in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Armed Forces of Malta bomb disposal soldiers carry out security checks outside the Mediterranean Conference Centre where the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration will take place, in Valletta on November 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta bomb disposal soldiers carry out security checks outside the Mediterranean Conference Centre where the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration will take place, in Valletta on November 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The light show of the opening ceremony of the Valletta Migration Summit is tested in Castille Square on November 9.Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe light show of the opening ceremony of the Valletta Migration Summit is tested in Castille Square on November 9.Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

People take pictures of projections showing images of migrants on the facade of St James Cavalier during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople take pictures of projections showing images of migrants on the facade of St James Cavalier during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A soldier walks past projections on the facade of St James Cavalier during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA soldier walks past projections on the facade of St James Cavalier during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A technician (centre) walks past projections on the facade of St James Cavalier during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA technician (centre) walks past projections on the facade of St James Cavalier during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2015 Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A new monument to mark the Valletta Summit for Migration is illuminated during the rehearsal for the summit’s opening ceremony in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA new monument to mark the Valletta Summit for Migration is illuminated during the rehearsal for the summit’s opening ceremony in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tourists walk past the new monument in Castille Square which symbolizes Malta as a link between two continents and unity between Africa and the EU on November 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTourists walk past the new monument in Castille Square which symbolizes Malta as a link between two continents and unity between Africa and the EU on November 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A train carrying tourists drives past the new but controversial monument in Castille Square on November 9. The sculpture is said to symbolize Malta’s geographic reality of a chain between two continents. It also symbolises the unity between the EU and Africa. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA train carrying tourists drives past the new but controversial monument in Castille Square on November 9. The sculpture is said to symbolize Malta’s geographic reality of a chain between two continents. It also symbolises the unity between the EU and Africa. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Moments before EU and African leaders arrived for the Valletta Migration Summit, activist Antoine Cassar took to Pjazza Teatru Rjal to stage a one man demonstration to shed light on migration by selling €5 passports on November 11. Their insignia portrayed a migrating goose flying over a pacific centred globe, and inside was a love poem to humanity as a naturally migrating species. Photo: Chris Sant FournierMoments before EU and African leaders arrived for the Valletta Migration Summit, activist Antoine Cassar took to Pjazza Teatru Rjal to stage a one man demonstration to shed light on migration by selling €5 passports on November 11. Their insignia portrayed a migrating goose flying over a pacific centred globe, and inside was a love poem to humanity as a naturally migrating species. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A soldier stands solemnly during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana on November 8 as Malta joined its Commonwealth counterparts to remember those who perished in the two world wars. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA soldier stands solemnly during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana on November 8 as Malta joined its Commonwealth counterparts to remember those who perished in the two world wars. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the diplomatic corps pay their respects at the War Memorial cenotaph after laying wreaths during a Remembrance Day memorial service in Floriana on November 8. Representatives of the Commonwealth observed two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate members of the armed forces who were killed during both World Wars. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMembers of the diplomatic corps pay their respects at the War Memorial cenotaph after laying wreaths during a Remembrance Day memorial service in Floriana on November 8. Representatives of the Commonwealth observed two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate members of the armed forces who were killed during both World Wars. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A war veteran participates in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana on November 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA war veteran participates in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana on November 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A soldier stands solemnly during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana as an AFM aircraft flies over on November 8 as Malta joined its Commonwealth counterparts to remember those who perished in the two world wars. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA soldier stands solemnly during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana as an AFM aircraft flies over on November 8 as Malta joined its Commonwealth counterparts to remember those who perished in the two world wars. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A war veteran participates in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana on November 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA war veteran participates in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Floriana on November 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

An empty Safi detention centre on November 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn empty Safi detention centre on November 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Works in progress on the new power station in Delimara. European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic visited the site on November 9 and described the project as a blueprint for similar projects which blend various technologies. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWorks in progress on the new power station in Delimara. European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic visited the site on November 9 and described the project as a blueprint for similar projects which blend various technologies. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Works in progress on the new power station in Delimara. European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic visited the site on November 9 and described the project as a blueprint for similar projects which blend various technologies. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWorks in progress on the new power station in Delimara. European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic visited the site on November 9 and described the project as a blueprint for similar projects which blend various technologies. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Bingo players try their luck at the La Vallette Band Club in Valletta on November 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierBingo players try their luck at the La Vallette Band Club in Valletta on November 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Michael Falzon addresses member of the press at MEPA on November 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMichael Falzon addresses member of the press at MEPA on November 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tourists walk past a backlit fountain at the Upper Barrakka Garden in Valletta on November 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTourists walk past a backlit fountain at the Upper Barrakka Garden in Valletta on November 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Fort St Angelo basks in the late afternoon sun of November 9. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFort St Angelo basks in the late afternoon sun of November 9. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The sun sets behind the George Borg Olivier monument in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe sun sets behind the George Borg Olivier monument in Valletta on November 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Cynergi Virtus left it late to beat Floriana in the final on November 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCynergi Virtus left it late to beat Floriana in the final on November 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Cynergi Virtus left it late to beat Floriana in the final on November 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCynergi Virtus left it late to beat Floriana in the final on November 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

 

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