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Snapshot of hope and a world in turmoil - Photos of the week - Times of Malta

12-18 November 2015

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

Beatrice le Fraper du Hellen, the French Ambassador to Malta, lights a candle at the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14, during a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBeatrice le Fraper du Hellen, the French Ambassador to Malta, lights a candle at the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14, during a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A group of people wrap French flags around the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14, during a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA group of people wrap French flags around the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14, during a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A girl attends a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France at the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA girl attends a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France at the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A group of people wrap French flags around the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14, during a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA group of people wrap French flags around the Love monument in St Julian’s on November 14, during a candlelit vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A police officer stands outside the PlusOne club in Paceville after 74 people were injured when a glass railing on a crowded staircase gave way in the early hours of November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA police officer stands outside the PlusOne club in Paceville after 74 people were injured when a glass railing on a crowded staircase gave way in the early hours of November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman’s shoe is seen wedged under a step leading out of the PlusOne club in Paceville after 74 people were injured when a glass railing on a crowded staircase gave way in the early hours of November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman’s shoe is seen wedged under a step leading out of the PlusOne club in Paceville after 74 people were injured when a glass railing on a crowded staircase gave way in the early hours of November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Member of Parliament Marlene Farrugia waves to journalists from the bridge connecting the two buildings of parliament after resigning from the Labour Party, in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMember of Parliament Marlene Farrugia waves to journalists from the bridge connecting the two buildings of parliament after resigning from the Labour Party, in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Member of Parliament Marlene Farrugia, with her partner and Labour Party parliamentary Whip Godfrey Farrugia waiting behind her, explains to journalists why she was resigning from the Labour Party outside Parliament in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMember of Parliament Marlene Farrugia, with her partner and Labour Party parliamentary Whip Godfrey Farrugia waiting behind her, explains to journalists why she was resigning from the Labour Party outside Parliament in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Member of Parliament Marlene Farrugia and her partner and Labour Party parliamentary Whip Godfrey Farrugia leave Parliament after she resigned from the Labour Party in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMember of Parliament Marlene Farrugia and her partner and Labour Party parliamentary Whip Godfrey Farrugia leave Parliament after she resigned from the Labour Party in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat speaks to journalists after Labour Party MP Marlene Farrugia resigned from the party, at parliament in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPrime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat speaks to journalists after Labour Party MP Marlene Farrugia resigned from the party, at parliament in Valletta on November 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) speaks with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres during the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) speaks with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres during the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

French President Francois Hollande attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFrench President Francois Hollande attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission, attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission, attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attends the Valletta Summit on Migration at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

European Council President Donald Tusk (left) and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat address a joint press conference with President Macky Sall of Senegal (not pictured) at the end of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEuropean Council President Donald Tusk (left) and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat address a joint press conference with President Macky Sall of Senegal (not pictured) at the end of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

European Council President Donald Tusk adjusts his ear piece during a joint press conference with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and President Macky Sall of Senegal at the end of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEuropean Council President Donald Tusk adjusts his ear piece during a joint press conference with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and President Macky Sall of Senegal at the end of the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (left) speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk during a press conference after an informal European Council meeting following the European Union - Africa Summit on the refugee crisis on November 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (left) speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk during a press conference after an informal European Council meeting following the European Union - Africa Summit on the refugee crisis on November 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A police officer stands guard on the battlements of Fort St Elmo during the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA police officer stands guard on the battlements of Fort St Elmo during the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A police officer stands guard on the battlements of Fort St Elmo during the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA police officer stands guard on the battlements of Fort St Elmo during the Valletta Summit on Migration in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An AFM patrol boat guards the entrance to the Grand Harbour as the second day of meetings get under way at the Valletta Migration Summit, in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliAn AFM patrol boat guards the entrance to the Grand Harbour as the second day of meetings get under way at the Valletta Migration Summit, in Valletta on November 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A band urges on the runners and walkers participating in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 in Floriana enroute to Valletta on November 15. Over 16,000 people took part in the seventh edition of the Fun Run. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA band urges on the runners and walkers participating in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 in Floriana enroute to Valletta on November 15. Over 16,000 people took part in the seventh edition of the Fun Run. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A dog on a lead takes part in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 in Floriana, enroute to Valletta, on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dog on a lead takes part in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 in Floriana, enroute to Valletta, on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

0576 Onlookers release balloons from their balcony as participants in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 pass by their house in Floriana on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi0576 Onlookers release balloons from their balcony as participants in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 pass by their house in Floriana on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Participants in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 hold balloons at the end of the event at St George’s Square in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiParticipants in the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 hold balloons at the end of the event at St George’s Square in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young participant celebrates at the end of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 at St George’s Square in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA young participant celebrates at the end of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 at St George’s Square in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young participant sits on her father’s shoulders, surrounded by balloons, at the end of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 at St George’s Square in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA young participant sits on her father’s shoulders, surrounded by balloons, at the end of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run 2015 at St George’s Square in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat holds a press conference in Castille, Valletta on November 14, the morning after the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat holds a press conference in Castille, Valletta on November 14, the morning after the terrorist attacks in France. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A massive structure is mounted adjacent to the Hagar Qim World Heritage Site on November 14, to host a gala dinner for the CHOGM dignitaries during the upcoming Commonwealth summit. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA massive structure is mounted adjacent to the Hagar Qim World Heritage Site on November 14, to host a gala dinner for the CHOGM dignitaries during the upcoming Commonwealth summit. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The cruise liner Costa Fascinosa, sister ship of the infamous Costa Concordia, approaches Grand Harbour on November 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe cruise liner Costa Fascinosa, sister ship of the infamous Costa Concordia, approaches Grand Harbour on November 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The Costa Fascinosa ‘peeps’ into Grand Harbour on November 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Costa Fascinosa ‘peeps’ into Grand Harbour on November 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The cruise liner Costa Fascinosa is berthed in Grand Harbour on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe cruise liner Costa Fascinosa is berthed in Grand Harbour on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A woman sunbathes at Gnejna Bay on November 18 as a spell of warm weather and sunshine continues to hit the island. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA woman sunbathes at Gnejna Bay on November 18 as a spell of warm weather and sunshine continues to hit the island. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A cat takes a rest at ‘Il-Fossa’ in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA cat takes a rest at ‘Il-Fossa’ in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The Valletta Fossa on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Valletta Fossa on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A cat walks past at the ‘Fossa’ in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA cat walks past at the ‘Fossa’ in Valletta on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Valletta ‘Fossa’ shacks are seen on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierValletta ‘Fossa’ shacks are seen on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An intrepid cat tries to catch a pigeon half way up a Valletta bastion on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn intrepid cat tries to catch a pigeon half way up a Valletta bastion on November 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A University of Malta student takes a selfie on her phone during a graduation ceremony at the university in Tal-Qroqq on November 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA University of Malta student takes a selfie on her phone during a graduation ceremony at the university in Tal-Qroqq on November 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Donkeys moved into the cathedral on November 13 as part of the Mdina contemporary art biennale. The 21 life-sized fiberglass Maltese donkeys painted by Maltese and Mediterranean artists symbolise the need for peace in the region. Photo: Matthew MirabelliDonkeys moved into the cathedral on November 13 as part of the Mdina contemporary art biennale. The 21 life-sized fiberglass Maltese donkeys painted by Maltese and Mediterranean artists symbolise the need for peace in the region. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Donkeys moved into the cathedral on November 13 as part of the Mdina contemporary art biennale. The 21 life-sized fiberglass Maltese donkeys painted by Maltese and Mediterranean artists symbolise the need for peace in the region. Photo: Matthew MirabelliDonkeys moved into the cathedral on November 13 as part of the Mdina contemporary art biennale. The 21 life-sized fiberglass Maltese donkeys painted by Maltese and Mediterranean artists symbolise the need for peace in the region. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tourists at the Upper Barrakka Gardens look at Fort St Angelo in Valletta's Grand Harbour at sunset on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists at the Upper Barrakka Gardens look at Fort St Angelo in Valletta's Grand Harbour at sunset on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A tourist visits the Upper Barrakka Gardens, overlooking Grand Harbour, in Valletta at sunset on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA tourist visits the Upper Barrakka Gardens, overlooking Grand Harbour, in Valletta at sunset on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Qatar Airways Airbus A340-642 plane enroute from Algiers to Doha leaves contrails in the sky as it flies over Malta at sunset on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Qatar Airways Airbus A340-642 plane enroute from Algiers to Doha leaves contrails in the sky as it flies over Malta at sunset on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A group of tourists arrive at L-Ahrax in Mellieha as homing pigeons are let off on November 16. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA group of tourists arrive at L-Ahrax in Mellieha as homing pigeons are let off on November 16. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Filfla as seen from Hagar Qim on November 14. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFilfla as seen from Hagar Qim on November 14. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Depiro needed a last-gasp basket to beat Hibernians and book a place in the BOV Knock Out semi-finals at the Ta’Qali Basketball Pavilion on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDepiro needed a last-gasp basket to beat Hibernians and book a place in the BOV Knock Out semi-finals at the Ta’Qali Basketball Pavilion on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s Kyrian Nwoko (top) and Iceland’s Alfons Sampsted challenge for a high ball during their UEFA U-19 Championship football match at Hibs Stadium on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s Kyrian Nwoko (top) and Iceland’s Alfons Sampsted challenge for a high ball during their UEFA U-19 Championship football match at Hibs Stadium on November 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

 

 

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