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Photos of the week

Times of Malta 14-20 January 2016

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

Real estate agents listen from outside the hall at Casino Maltese in Valletta during a discussion held about real estate agents licenses on January 14. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaReal estate agents listen from outside the hall at Casino Maltese in Valletta during a discussion held about real estate agents licenses on January 14. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Tourists walk up the steps at City Gate at the entrance to Valletta on January 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists walk up the steps at City Gate at the entrance to Valletta on January 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Public transport buses queue up to leave the Valletta bus terminus on January 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPublic transport buses queue up to leave the Valletta bus terminus on January 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man takes advantage of the mild January weather by taking a dip in the sea at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man takes advantage of the mild January weather by taking a dip in the sea at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man takes advantage of the mild January weather by taking a dip in the sea at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man takes advantage of the mild January weather by taking a dip in the sea at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Two young ladies soak up the sun at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTwo young ladies soak up the sun at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A couple of men and a couple of young ladies enjoy the outdoors at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of men and a couple of young ladies enjoy the outdoors at Golden Bay on January 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A surfer at Għajn Tuffieħa waits for a wave on January 16. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.A surfer at Għajn Tuffieħa waits for a wave on January 16. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.

A surfer at Għajn Tuffieħa catches a wave during strong winds that lashed the island on January 16. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA surfer at Għajn Tuffieħa catches a wave during strong winds that lashed the island on January 16. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

People clutch onto their umbrellas to try to shelter from the wind and rain in Valletta on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople clutch onto their umbrellas to try to shelter from the wind and rain in Valletta on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Police and army personnel inspect the car after a bomb exploded inside it killing Martin Cachia in Marsascala on January 16. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaPolice and army personnel inspect the car after a bomb exploded inside it killing Martin Cachia in Marsascala on January 16. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Police lift the car which caught fire after a bomb exploded inside it killing Martin Cachia in Marsascala on January 16, Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaPolice lift the car which caught fire after a bomb exploded inside it killing Martin Cachia in Marsascala on January 16, Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The body of Martin Cachia leaves the scene in Marsascala where a bomb exploded inside his red Alfa Romeo on January 16 killing him. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaThe body of Martin Cachia leaves the scene in Marsascala where a bomb exploded inside his red Alfa Romeo on January 16 killing him. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Pembroke’s Kyle O’Brien attempts an overhead kick as Naxxar Lion’s Alvaro Hungaria Rosero challenges him during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPembroke’s Kyle O’Brien attempts an overhead kick as Naxxar Lion’s Alvaro Hungaria Rosero challenges him during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tarxien Rainbow’s Alex Alves Paixao scores past Valletta’s goalkeeper Nicky Vella during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTarxien Rainbow’s Alex Alves Paixao scores past Valletta’s goalkeeper Nicky Vella during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tarxien Rainbow’s Alex Alves Paixao celebrates scoring a goal against Valletta during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTarxien Rainbow’s Alex Alves Paixao celebrates scoring a goal against Valletta during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Federico Falcone (centre) beats Tarxien Rainbow’s goalkeeper Andrea Cassar and Timothy Tabone Desira to score his side’s equaliser during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Federico Falcone (centre) beats Tarxien Rainbow’s goalkeeper Andrea Cassar and Timothy Tabone Desira to score his side’s equaliser during their Premier League football match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Coptic Christians celebrate mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated by the Church in Balzan on January 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCoptic Christians celebrate mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated by the Church in Balzan on January 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Coptic Christians celebrate mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated by the Church in Balzan on January 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCoptic Christians celebrate mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated by the Church in Balzan on January 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Eritreans and Ethiopians gather after mass in Balzan on January 17 to mourn the death of fellow migrants who committed suicide. During the gathering they appealed to the authorites to hear their desperate plea for better living conditions. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEritreans and Ethiopians gather after mass in Balzan on January 17 to mourn the death of fellow migrants who committed suicide. During the gathering they appealed to the authorites to hear their desperate plea for better living conditions. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A baby gets a hands-on experience at the Citrus Festival held on January 17 in the gardens of San Anton Palace, hosted by The Malta Community Chest Fund. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA baby gets a hands-on experience at the Citrus Festival held on January 17 in the gardens of San Anton Palace, hosted by The Malta Community Chest Fund. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A volunteer places oranges at the Citrus Festival held on January 17 in the gardens of San Anton Palace, hosted by The Malta Community Chest Fund. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA volunteer places oranges at the Citrus Festival held on January 17 in the gardens of San Anton Palace, hosted by The Malta Community Chest Fund. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Members of the Ghaqda Patrijotti Maltin serve pork sandwiches during a protest in Msida on January 17, against a group of Muslims who have recently started using the square in front of the parish church for Friday prayers. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMembers of the Ghaqda Patrijotti Maltin serve pork sandwiches during a protest in Msida on January 17, against a group of Muslims who have recently started using the square in front of the parish church for Friday prayers. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Maltese flags and the Msida Church reflect in a puddle during a protest in Msida on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMaltese flags and the Msida Church reflect in a puddle during a protest in Msida on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Hibernians player Andrei Agius (right) looks back after committing a foul on Mosta player Saviour Fidelis during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaHibernians player Andrei Agius (right) looks back after committing a foul on Mosta player Saviour Fidelis during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Mosta Goalkeeper Omar Borg makes a great save during their Premiership match against Hibernians at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMosta Goalkeeper Omar Borg makes a great save during their Premiership match against Hibernians at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Floriana’s Mauricio Villa (right) tackles Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, of Sliema during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFloriana’s Mauricio Villa (right) tackles Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, of Sliema during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 17. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Action from the match between Gzira Athleta and Hibernians at the Basketball Pavilion in Ta'Qali on January 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliAction from the match between Gzira Athleta and Hibernians at the Basketball Pavilion in Ta'Qali on January 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A large container ship makes its way towards the Freeport on January 18. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA large container ship makes its way towards the Freeport on January 18. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A large container ship passes by Filfla as it makes its way towards the Freeport on January 18. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA large container ship passes by Filfla as it makes its way towards the Freeport on January 18. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A large container ship passes by Filfla as it makes its way towards the Freeport on January 18. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA large container ship passes by Filfla as it makes its way towards the Freeport on January 18. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The cold and wind did not deter this couple from taking a morning stroll at Wied iz-Zurrieq on January 18. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe cold and wind did not deter this couple from taking a morning stroll at Wied iz-Zurrieq on January 18. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A pigeon flies past a statue of Indian guru Sri Chinmoy in Sliema on January 18. Intended as a symbol of peace, the recently-inaugurated statue on the Sliema promenade is the centre of controversy because of allegations surrounding the late Indian spiritual leader’s cult-like practices. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA pigeon flies past a statue of Indian guru Sri Chinmoy in Sliema on January 18. Intended as a symbol of peace, the recently-inaugurated statue on the Sliema promenade is the centre of controversy because of allegations surrounding the late Indian spiritual leader’s cult-like practices. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Ghajn Tuffieha bay on January 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierGhajn Tuffieha bay on January 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Malta’s Ylenia Carabott (right) beats Latvia’s Karlina Miksone (centre) during soccer friendly at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 19. Carabott scored twice and Martina Borg added another goal as the Maltese women’s national team won the match 3-0. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Ylenia Carabott (right) beats Latvia’s Karlina Miksone (centre) during soccer friendly at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 19. Carabott scored twice and Martina Borg added another goal as the Maltese women’s national team won the match 3-0. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Martina Borg (right) tries to steal the ball from Latvia’s Glina Ozola during soccer friendly at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 19. The Maltese women’s national team won the match 3-0. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Martina Borg (right) tries to steal the ball from Latvia’s Glina Ozola during soccer friendly at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 19. The Maltese women’s national team won the match 3-0. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Gabriella Zahra (left) fends off Latvia’s Glina Ozola during soccer friendly at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 19. The Maltese women’s national team won the match 3-0. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Gabriella Zahra (left) fends off Latvia’s Glina Ozola during soccer friendly at the Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali on January 19. The Maltese women’s national team won the match 3-0. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Seagulls take a rest in Qawra bay on January 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierSeagulls take a rest in Qawra bay on January 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Balzan striker Aleksandar Vujacic tries to break through the Melita defense during their FA Trophy match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBalzan striker Aleksandar Vujacic tries to break through the Melita defense during their FA Trophy match at the Tedesco Stadium in Hamrun on January 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

An emotional Michael Falzon reiterated his innocence after resigning his post as parliamentary secretary on January 20. The Auditor General found “collusion” between the Land Department and Mark Gaffarena in the expropriation of a Valletta property. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn emotional Michael Falzon reiterated his innocence after resigning his post as parliamentary secretary on January 20. The Auditor General found “collusion” between the Land Department and Mark Gaffarena in the expropriation of a Valletta property. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An emotional Michael Falzon reiterated his innocence after resigning his post as parliamentary secretaryon January 20. The Auditor General found “collusion” between the Land Department and Mark Gaffarena in the expropriation of a Valletta property. Chris Sant FournierAn emotional Michael Falzon reiterated his innocence after resigning his post as parliamentary secretaryon January 20. The Auditor General found “collusion” between the Land Department and Mark Gaffarena in the expropriation of a Valletta property. Chris Sant Fournier

Michael Falzon reiterated his innocence soon after resigning from his post as parliamentary secretary, as Prime Minister Joseph Muscat looks on during a press conference at Castille in Valletta on 20 January Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMichael Falzon reiterated his innocence soon after resigning from his post as parliamentary secretary, as Prime Minister Joseph Muscat looks on during a press conference at Castille in Valletta on 20 January Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

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