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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

31 December 2015-6 January 2016

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

People buy traditional sweets from a stall in the run up to New Year’s celebrations in Valletta on December 31. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople buy traditional sweets from a stall in the run up to New Year’s celebrations in Valletta on December 31. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People arrive at St George’s Square to attend New Year celebrations in Valletta on December 31. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople arrive at St George’s Square to attend New Year celebrations in Valletta on December 31. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Children wait onstage to perform their act as Archbishop Charles Scicluna speaks during the New Year’s Day fundraising marathon at the Dar tal-Providenza in Siggiewi on January 1. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChildren wait onstage to perform their act as Archbishop Charles Scicluna speaks during the New Year’s Day fundraising marathon at the Dar tal-Providenza in Siggiewi on January 1. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Fifteen people join Mgarr parish priest Mgr Kalċidon Vassallo (centre) for lunch at his house, taking up his invitation to parishioners who would have dined alone, to have New Year's Day lunch with him on January 1. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFifteen people join Mgarr parish priest Mgr Kalċidon Vassallo (centre) for lunch at his house, taking up his invitation to parishioners who would have dined alone, to have New Year's Day lunch with him on January 1. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Archbishop Charles Scicluna greets Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the Archbishop’s Palace in Valletta on December 31. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna greets Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the Archbishop’s Palace in Valletta on December 31. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A court expert looks at a cement mixer truck involved in a fatal traffic accident which left a 27-year-old Italian motorcyclist dead in Naxxar on January 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA court expert looks at a cement mixer truck involved in a fatal traffic accident which left a 27-year-old Italian motorcyclist dead in Naxxar on January 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A tourist takes a picture of a Christmas Nativity crib with the traditional figures of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in a manger positioned on a life jacket at St Catherine's Church in Valletta on January 2. The crib was created in solidarity with migrants, by Italian children living in Malta, who decorated hands reaching out from above to grasp hands symbolizing migrants in the sea, according to their parish priest Father Gino Gauci. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA tourist takes a picture of a Christmas Nativity crib with the traditional figures of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in a manger positioned on a life jacket at St Catherine's Church in Valletta on January 2. The crib was created in solidarity with migrants, by Italian children living in Malta, who decorated hands reaching out from above to grasp hands symbolizing migrants in the sea, according to their parish priest Father Gino Gauci. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young man abseils down the wall at Fort Madliena during an open day by St John Rescue Corp on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young man abseils down the wall at Fort Madliena during an open day by St John Rescue Corp on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A car lies on its side after a demonstration on how to extract a trapped person from an accident during an open day by St John Rescue Corp at Fort Madliena on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA car lies on its side after a demonstration on how to extract a trapped person from an accident during an open day by St John Rescue Corp at Fort Madliena on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

St John Rescue Corp volunteers simulate a daring rescue for the benefit of members of the public who attended the group’s open day at Fort Madliena on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSt John Rescue Corp volunteers simulate a daring rescue for the benefit of members of the public who attended the group’s open day at Fort Madliena on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

St John Rescue Corp volunteers simulate a daring rescue for the benefit of members of the public who attended the groups open day on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSt John Rescue Corp volunteers simulate a daring rescue for the benefit of members of the public who attended the groups open day on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

St John Rescue Corp volunteers simulate a daring rescue for the benefit of members of the public who attended the group’s open day at Fort Madliena on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSt John Rescue Corp volunteers simulate a daring rescue for the benefit of members of the public who attended the group’s open day at Fort Madliena on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

People use the Barrakka lift in Valletta at dusk on January 4. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPeople use the Barrakka lift in Valletta at dusk on January 4. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The spires of Floriana’s St Publius Church dominate the landscape on January 4. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe spires of Floriana’s St Publius Church dominate the landscape on January 4. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man takes a photo of the statue of Prime Minister George Borg Olivier at Castille Place in Valletta on January 4. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man takes a photo of the statue of Prime Minister George Borg Olivier at Castille Place in Valletta on January 4. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A woman sits on the edge of a bone-dry reservoir at Chadwick Lakes on January 3, at the spot where at this time of year, water normally cascades down. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA woman sits on the edge of a bone-dry reservoir at Chadwick Lakes on January 3, at the spot where at this time of year, water normally cascades down. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Algae covers stagnant water at Chadwick Lakes in Rabat on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliAlgae covers stagnant water at Chadwick Lakes in Rabat on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A couple walk over the bridge at Chadwick Lakes in Rabat on January 3. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA couple walk over the bridge at Chadwick Lakes in Rabat on January 3. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

PSV Eindhoven players stretch before a training session at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 4. The Dutch team were in Malta on a training camp. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPSV Eindhoven players stretch before a training session at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 4. The Dutch team were in Malta on a training camp. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

PSV Eindhoven players stretch before a training session at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 4. The Dutch team were in Malta on a training camp. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPSV Eindhoven players stretch before a training session at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 4. The Dutch team were in Malta on a training camp. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

PSV Eindhoven’s Rai Vloet attempts to score against Hibernians during their friendly football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on January 5. The Malta champions came back from a goal down to beat the Dutch side 2-1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPSV Eindhoven’s Rai Vloet attempts to score against Hibernians during their friendly football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on January 5. The Malta champions came back from a goal down to beat the Dutch side 2-1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

PSV Eindhoven’s Jorrit Hendrix evades Hibernians striker Andrew Cohen during their friendly football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on January 5. The Malta champions came back from a goal down to beat the Dutch side 2-1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPSV Eindhoven’s Jorrit Hendrix evades Hibernians striker Andrew Cohen during their friendly football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on January 5. The Malta champions came back from a goal down to beat the Dutch side 2-1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

PSV Eindhoven’s Maxime Lestienne evades Hibernians striker Andrew Cohen during their friendly football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on January 5. The Malta champions came back from a goal down to beat the Dutch side 2-1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPSV Eindhoven’s Maxime Lestienne evades Hibernians striker Andrew Cohen during their friendly football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on January 5. The Malta champions came back from a goal down to beat the Dutch side 2-1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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