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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

17-23 December 2015

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

A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims inside a fish tank before feeding fish at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus swims inside a fish tank before feeding fish at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank as a young visitor (left) points at a shark at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank as a young visitor (left) points at a shark at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A giant Japanese spider crab crawls along the side of its tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA giant Japanese spider crab crawls along the side of its tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Archbishop Charles Scicluna listens to the Christmas messages by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat whilst surrounded by children at the launch of the Millied Flimkien Campaign in La Vallette Square in Valletta on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna listens to the Christmas messages by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat whilst surrounded by children at the launch of the Millied Flimkien Campaign in La Vallette Square in Valletta on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young girl plays with her toy dog at the launch of the Millied Flimkien Campaign in La Vallette Square in Valletta on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young girl plays with her toy dog at the launch of the Millied Flimkien Campaign in La Vallette Square in Valletta on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A busker assists a child to produces a bubble in Republic Street, Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA busker assists a child to produces a bubble in Republic Street, Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A busker’s soap bubbles create a kaleidoscope of colours in Republic Street, Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA busker’s soap bubbles create a kaleidoscope of colours in Republic Street, Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A soap bubble produced by a girl bursts in Republic Street in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA soap bubble produced by a girl bursts in Republic Street in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Christmas shoppers pack Republic Street in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChristmas shoppers pack Republic Street in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A handmade crib is seen in Cospicua on December 19. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA handmade crib is seen in Cospicua on December 19. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A Christmas tree made of some 2000 glass baubles is backlit by the sun at City Gate in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Christmas tree made of some 2000 glass baubles is backlit by the sun at City Gate in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Children walk in front of President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and V18 chairman Jason Micallef as they inaugurate the 3D projections designed by students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology on the facade of the Presidential Palace as part of Christmas celebrations in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiChildren walk in front of President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and V18 chairman Jason Micallef as they inaugurate the 3D projections designed by students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology on the facade of the Presidential Palace as part of Christmas celebrations in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

3D projections designed by students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology are projected onto the facade of the Presidential Palace as part of Christmas celebrations in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi3D projections designed by students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology are projected onto the facade of the Presidential Palace as part of Christmas celebrations in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

3D projections designed by students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology are projected onto the facade of the Presidential Palace as part of Christmas celebrations in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi3D projections designed by students of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology are projected onto the facade of the Presidential Palace as part of Christmas celebrations in Valletta on December 23. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The mild December weather tempts people to the beach at St George’s Bay on December 19. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe mild December weather tempts people to the beach at St George’s Bay on December 19. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A few brave souls are tempted to the beaches by the mild December weather at St George’s Bay on December 19. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA few brave souls are tempted to the beaches by the mild December weather at St George’s Bay on December 19. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Civil Protection firefighters examine the burnt-out remains of prefabricated container houses after fire broke out at the Hal Far open centre for migrants in Hal Far late on December 23. No one was injured in the fire which completely destroyed four prefabricated container houses. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCivil Protection firefighters examine the burnt-out remains of prefabricated container houses after fire broke out at the Hal Far open centre for migrants in Hal Far late on December 23. No one was injured in the fire which completely destroyed four prefabricated container houses. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Civil Protection firefighters spray water on prefabricated container houses after fire broke out at the Hal Far open centre for migrants in Hal Far late on December 23. No one was injured in the fire which completely destroyed four prefabricated container houses. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCivil Protection firefighters spray water on prefabricated container houses after fire broke out at the Hal Far open centre for migrants in Hal Far late on December 23. No one was injured in the fire which completely destroyed four prefabricated container houses. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community of Ethiopia living in Malta, protest against the Ethiopian regime in Valletta on December 21. Protesters called on Malta and the European Union to stop support for the Ethiopian regime, and protested against the regime's plan to evict Oromo farmers to expand Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEthiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community of Ethiopia living in Malta, protest against the Ethiopian regime in Valletta on December 21. Protesters called on Malta and the European Union to stop support for the Ethiopian regime, and protested against the regime's plan to evict Oromo farmers to expand Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community of Ethiopia living in Malta, protest against the Ethiopian regime in Valletta on December 21. Protesters called on Malta and the European Union to stop support for the Ethiopian regime, and protested against the regime's plan to evict Oromo farmers to expand Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEthiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community of Ethiopia living in Malta, protest against the Ethiopian regime in Valletta on December 21. Protesters called on Malta and the European Union to stop support for the Ethiopian regime, and protested against the regime's plan to evict Oromo farmers to expand Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Angelo Miraglia, captain of the detained fishing vessel Mariella, contacts Valletta Port Control from the boat’s bridge in Grand Harbour on December 17. The seven foreign fishermen on the boat, though not formally under arrest, said they were not being allowed to leave the island. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAngelo Miraglia, captain of the detained fishing vessel Mariella, contacts Valletta Port Control from the boat’s bridge in Grand Harbour on December 17. The seven foreign fishermen on the boat, though not formally under arrest, said they were not being allowed to leave the island. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The captain and crew of the detained fishing vessel Mariella stand on the boat’s deck in Grand Harbour on December 17. The seven foreign fishermen on the boat, though not formally under arrest, said they were not being allowed to leave the island. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaThe captain and crew of the detained fishing vessel Mariella stand on the boat’s deck in Grand Harbour on December 17. The seven foreign fishermen on the boat, though not formally under arrest, said they were not being allowed to leave the island. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Pigeons gather on street lights at the bus terminus in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPigeons gather on street lights at the bus terminus in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The view of St Julian’s as seen from the Portomaso Tower on December 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe view of St Julian’s as seen from the Portomaso Tower on December 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne leaves his hand print on the wall of the newly-opened Children’s Accident and Emergency wing at Mater Dei Hospital on December 21. Photo: Chris Sant FournierHealth Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne leaves his hand print on the wall of the newly-opened Children’s Accident and Emergency wing at Mater Dei Hospital on December 21. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man walks past the steps leading up to Auberge de Castille in Valletta at sunset on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man walks past the steps leading up to Auberge de Castille in Valletta at sunset on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The art installation ‘A Good Conversation Piece’ by artist Aaron Bezzina is seen at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe art installation ‘A Good Conversation Piece’ by artist Aaron Bezzina is seen at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on December 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Works to convert the power station in Delimara to gas take shape as a dinghy sails past in Marsaxlokk Bay on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWorks to convert the power station in Delimara to gas take shape as a dinghy sails past in Marsaxlokk Bay on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Accompanied by his two dogs, a man fishes in St Paul’s Bay on December 22. Photo: Matthew MirabelliAccompanied by his two dogs, a man fishes in St Paul’s Bay on December 22. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A man fishes behind a waterside sculpture in Marsaxlokk on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man fishes behind a waterside sculpture in Marsaxlokk on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Actor Alan Montanaro plays Long John Swagger in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Alan Montanaro plays Long John Swagger in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors Tina Rizzo and Alexander Gatesy Lewis play Miss Huta and Jim Hawkins in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors Tina Rizzo and Alexander Gatesy Lewis play Miss Huta and Jim Hawkins in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actor Jean-Pierre Busuttil plays the dame, Mama Sufia, in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Jean-Pierre Busuttil plays the dame, Mama Sufia, in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors Joseph Zammit and Steffi Thake plays Squire Huta and Salty Sue respectively in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors Joseph Zammit and Steffi Thake plays Squire Huta and Salty Sue respectively in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors Jean-Pierre Busuttil and Joe Depasquale play Mama Sufia and Billy Bones respectively in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors Jean-Pierre Busuttil and Joe Depasquale play Mama Sufia and Billy Bones respectively in MADC’s pantomime “Treasure Island” at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on December 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actor Maxine Aquilina plays the title role in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Maxine Aquilina plays the title role in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actor Stephen Oliver portrays the evil Sheriff in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Stephen Oliver portrays the evil Sheriff in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actor Edward Mercieca plays the dame, Nurse Bambolina, in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Edward Mercieca plays the dame, Nurse Bambolina, in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actor Tiziana Calleja plays Queen Pif Scriha in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Tiziana Calleja plays Queen Pif Scriha in FM Production’s pantomime “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods” at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on December 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Drivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for l-Istrina in Ta' Qali on December 20. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDrivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for l-Istrina in Ta' Qali on December 20. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Drivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for l-Istrina in Ta' Qali on December 20. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDrivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for l-Istrina in Ta' Qali on December 20. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Drivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for l-Istrina in Ta' Qali on December 20. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDrivers take part in a demolition derby organised by the Malta Motor Sports Association to raise funds for l-Istrina in Ta' Qali on December 20. The drivers have one ultimate aim - that their vehicle, or what's left of it, remains the only one standing. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A bus passes alongside competing runners on the final approach to the finish line of the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA bus passes alongside competing runners on the final approach to the finish line of the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A competitor wearing a Christmas running suit takes part in the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA competitor wearing a Christmas running suit takes part in the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Raniero Borg pushes his brother-in-law amputee Noel Cacciottolo in a wheelchair towards the finish line of the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRaniero Borg pushes his brother-in-law amputee Noel Cacciottolo in a wheelchair towards the finish line of the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Raniero Borg and his brother-in-law amputee Noel Cacciottolo walk the last few hundred meters towards the finish line of the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRaniero Borg and his brother-in-law amputee Noel Cacciottolo walk the last few hundred meters towards the finish line of the 2015 Mdina 2 Spinola Christmas Road Race in St Julian’s on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Tarxien Rainbows’ Lucky Omerou (right) tries to make his way around Naxxar Lions’ Luca Lodetti during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTarxien Rainbows’ Lucky Omerou (right) tries to make his way around Naxxar Lions’ Luca Lodetti during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Naxxar Lions’ Andrew Scicluna (left) tackles Tarxien Rainbows’ Alex Alves during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliNaxxar Lions’ Andrew Scicluna (left) tackles Tarxien Rainbows’ Alex Alves during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tarxien Rainbow players celebrate after scoring one of their goals against Naxxar Lions in their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTarxien Rainbow players celebrate after scoring one of their goals against Naxxar Lions in their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Birkirkara’s Emerson Marcelina (left) tries to beat Mosta’s Onyekachi Okonkwo, during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBirkirkara’s Emerson Marcelina (left) tries to beat Mosta’s Onyekachi Okonkwo, during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Mosta’s Manolito Micallef and Birkirkara’s Joseph Zerafa compete for the ball during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMosta’s Manolito Micallef and Birkirkara’s Joseph Zerafa compete for the ball during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Birkirkara’s Vito Plut (right) is brought down by Mosta’s Ekani Rodriguez during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBirkirkara’s Vito Plut (right) is brought down by Mosta’s Ekani Rodriguez during their Premiership league match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on December 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Sliema Wanderers’ Rafael Ladesma acrobatically shoots the ball during their Premier League match against Qormi at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaSliema Wanderers’ Rafael Ladesma acrobatically shoots the ball during their Premier League match against Qormi at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A Valletta supporter watches the Premier League football match between Valletta and Hibernians from the hill behind the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA Valletta supporter watches the Premier League football match between Valletta and Hibernians from the hill behind the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Valletta player pose for the cameras after a goal against Hibernians during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaValletta player pose for the cameras after a goal against Hibernians during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Valletta’s Jhonnattann and assistant coach Gilbert Agius celebrate a goal against Hibernians during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaValletta’s Jhonnattann and assistant coach Gilbert Agius celebrate a goal against Hibernians during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Hibernians’ Clayton Failla and Valletta’ s Abdelkarim Nafti joke around during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaHibernians’ Clayton Failla and Valletta’ s Abdelkarim Nafti joke around during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on December 20. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Floriana’s Lee Ross sweeps past Depiro’s Timothy Zammit during their National League basketball match at the Ta’Qali Pavilion on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana’s Lee Ross sweeps past Depiro’s Timothy Zammit during their National League basketball match at the Ta’Qali Pavilion on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Depiro’s Vangelis Vlachos (right) tries to block Floriana’s Chad Patus during their National League basketball match at the Ta’Qali Pavilion on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDepiro’s Vangelis Vlachos (right) tries to block Floriana’s Chad Patus during their National League basketball match at the Ta’Qali Pavilion on December 20. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

 

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