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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

7-13 January 2016

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

 

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta clear up debris after an explosive device went off at the residence of a businessman in Xaghra ,Gozo, on January 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the Armed Forces of Malta clear up debris after an explosive device went off at the residence of a businessman in Xaghra ,Gozo, on January 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hundreds of motorcyclists drive slowly along the Coast Road on their way to an emotional ceremony at the spot where motorcyclist Johanna Boni died instantly in a horrific crash in Naxxar a few days earlier, on January 10. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiHundreds of motorcyclists drive slowly along the Coast Road on their way to an emotional ceremony at the spot where motorcyclist Johanna Boni died instantly in a horrific crash in Naxxar a few days earlier, on January 10. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A biker takes a picture during the funeral of fellow biker Johanna Boni in Mosta on January 9. The Italian biker was killed in a horrific crash with a truck in Naxxar a few days earlier. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA biker takes a picture during the funeral of fellow biker Johanna Boni in Mosta on January 9. The Italian biker was killed in a horrific crash with a truck in Naxxar a few days earlier. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A biker goes past a poignant message first written on Facebook by the boyfriend of motorcyclist Johanna Boni, who died instantly in a horrific crash on the same spot in Naxxar a few days earlier, on January 10. Some 300 motorcyclists gathered there to honour her memory. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA biker goes past a poignant message first written on Facebook by the boyfriend of motorcyclist Johanna Boni, who died instantly in a horrific crash on the same spot in Naxxar a few days earlier, on January 10. Some 300 motorcyclists gathered there to honour her memory. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Flowers are laid in honour of motorcyclist Johanna Boni in Naxxar on January 10, at the spot where she died instantly in a horrific crash in Naxxar a few days earlier. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiFlowers are laid in honour of motorcyclist Johanna Boni in Naxxar on January 10, at the spot where she died instantly in a horrific crash in Naxxar a few days earlier. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

The site where Angelik Caruana claimed to see regular apparitions at Borg in-Nadur, Birzebbugia, is seen on January 9. The church concluded that the alleged apparitions and other phenomena are neither divine nor supernatural and should stop being promoted. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe site where Angelik Caruana claimed to see regular apparitions at Borg in-Nadur, Birzebbugia, is seen on January 9. The church concluded that the alleged apparitions and other phenomena are neither divine nor supernatural and should stop being promoted. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The site where Angelik Caruana claimed to see regular apparitions at Borg in-Nadur, Birzebbugia, is seen on January 9. The church concluded that the alleged apparitions and other phenomena are neither divine nor supernatural and should stop being promoted. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe site where Angelik Caruana claimed to see regular apparitions at Borg in-Nadur, Birzebbugia, is seen on January 9. The church concluded that the alleged apparitions and other phenomena are neither divine nor supernatural and should stop being promoted. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Students from St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua pass on the Peace Torch to each after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliStudents from St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua pass on the Peace Torch to each after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Students from St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua pass on the Peace Torch to each after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliStudents from St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua pass on the Peace Torch to each after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Students from St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua pass on the Peace Torch to each after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliStudents from St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua pass on the Peace Torch to each after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius, runs with the Peace Torch at St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11.Photo: Matthew MirabelliParliamentary Secretary Chris Agius, runs with the Peace Torch at St Margaret Middle School in Cospicua after runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run visited the school on January 11.Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Minister for Home Affairs Carmelo Abela arrives at the AFM’s Maritime Squadron's new base in Haywharf on January 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMinister for Home Affairs Carmelo Abela arrives at the AFM’s Maritime Squadron's new base in Haywharf on January 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the Armed Forces Special Ops team board a boat during a demonstration at the opening of the Maritime Squadron's new Base in Haywharf on January 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the Armed Forces Special Ops team board a boat during a demonstration at the opening of the Maritime Squadron's new Base in Haywharf on January 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the Armed Forces Special Ops team return ashore after a demonstration at the opening of the Maritime Squadron's new Base in Haywharf on January 11. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the Armed Forces Special Ops team return ashore after a demonstration at the opening of the Maritime Squadron's new Base in Haywharf on January 11. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Shepherd Guzi Muscat tends his sheep at Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierShepherd Guzi Muscat tends his sheep at Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Shepherd Guzi Muscat tends his herd at Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierShepherd Guzi Muscat tends his herd at Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Shepherd Guzi Muscat opens a gate for his herd at Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierShepherd Guzi Muscat opens a gate for his herd at Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Two black-capped lory birds preen each other at 33rd annual Bird Breeders Association show at Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard on January 10. More than 1,500 parrots, canaries, song birds and exotic species were on display in the main hall of the hospital. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTwo black-capped lory birds preen each other at 33rd annual Bird Breeders Association show at Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard on January 10. More than 1,500 parrots, canaries, song birds and exotic species were on display in the main hall of the hospital. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birds are seen on show at the 33rd annual Bird Breeders Association show at Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard on January 10. More than 1,500 parrots, canaries, song birds and exotic species were on display in the main hall of the hospital. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirds are seen on show at the 33rd annual Bird Breeders Association show at Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard on January 10. More than 1,500 parrots, canaries, song birds and exotic species were on display in the main hall of the hospital. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fishermen prepare their boats for a fishing trip at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFishermen prepare their boats for a fishing trip at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A fisherman leaves his berth on a fishing trip at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA fisherman leaves his berth on a fishing trip at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Fishermen have a chat aboard their trawler at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFishermen have a chat aboard their trawler at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Trawler masts stand out against the setting sun at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTrawler masts stand out against the setting sun at Marsaxlokk on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The sun’s rays burst through the clouds off Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe sun’s rays burst through the clouds off Dingli Cliffs on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man takes a photograph of Filfla before dusk on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man takes a photograph of Filfla before dusk on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The islet Filfla is seen at dusk on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe islet Filfla is seen at dusk on January 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A surfer enjoys the waves at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on January 7. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA surfer enjoys the waves at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on January 7. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A surfer catches a large wave at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on January 7. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA surfer catches a large wave at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on January 7. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Large waves crash against the rocks as a surfer waits for the opportunity to make his way out at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on January 7. Photo: Matthew MirabelliLarge waves crash against the rocks as a surfer waits for the opportunity to make his way out at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on January 7. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two sailing dinghies enjoy the calm waters of Birzebbugia Bay on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo sailing dinghies enjoy the calm waters of Birzebbugia Bay on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A small sailing dinghy is dwarfed by a large container ship in Birzebbugia on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA small sailing dinghy is dwarfed by a large container ship in Birzebbugia on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A small sailing dinghy is dwarfed by a large container ship in Birzebbugia on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA small sailing dinghy is dwarfed by a large container ship in Birzebbugia on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A drone flies over the Grand Harbour in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA drone flies over the Grand Harbour in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A dancer of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France takes part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dancer of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France takes part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France take part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France take part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France take part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France take part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France take part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of Ballet de l'Opera Theatre De Metz Metropole of France take part in "Chancel", a contemporary dance production with music by Max Richter and choreographed by Gleb Lyamenkoff, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on January 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hibernians’ Gilmar Ribeiro (left) makes a tackle on Pembroke Athleta’s Paltemio Barbetti during their BOV Premier League match at Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernians’ Gilmar Ribeiro (left) makes a tackle on Pembroke Athleta’s Paltemio Barbetti during their BOV Premier League match at Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Pembroke Athleta’s Mario Muscat makes a save during their BOV Premier League match against Hibernians at Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPembroke Athleta’s Mario Muscat makes a save during their BOV Premier League match against Hibernians at Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Several Balzan players scramble to secure the ball during their Premier League match against Mosta at Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSeveral Balzan players scramble to secure the ball during their Premier League match against Mosta at Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Federico Falcone (centre) and Naxxar Lions’ Ennio Hamutenya (left) and Angus Buhagiar (right) jump for a high ball during their their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Federico Falcone (centre) and Naxxar Lions’ Ennio Hamutenya (left) and Angus Buhagiar (right) jump for a high ball during their their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birkirkara’s Edison Zarate defends possession of the ball from Qormi’s Yannick Yankam (partly hidden) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s Edison Zarate defends possession of the ball from Qormi’s Yannick Yankam (partly hidden) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Qormi’s Alessio Cassar (left) clears the ball from the feet of Birkirkara’s Frank Temile during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiQormi’s Alessio Cassar (left) clears the ball from the feet of Birkirkara’s Frank Temile during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birkirkara’s new coach Drazen Besek delivers instructions to his players during their Premier League football match against Qormi at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s new coach Drazen Besek delivers instructions to his players during their Premier League football match against Qormi at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Floriana’s Chad Patus (left) defends possession of the ball from Hibernians’ Stefan Vella during their basketball National League match at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFloriana’s Chad Patus (left) defends possession of the ball from Hibernians’ Stefan Vella during their basketball National League match at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on January 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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