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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

18-24 February 2016

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

Cars are crushed under debris after a concrete brick wall was blown over by gale force winds at San Anton school in Mgarr on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierCars are crushed under debris after a concrete brick wall was blown over by gale force winds at San Anton school in Mgarr on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Waves crash against the shoreline at the mouth of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on February 18. The strong wind which lashed Malta as a consequence of Cyclone Charlene, which roared close to the island, caused minor damage around the island. Picture taken with slow shutter speed. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiWaves crash against the shoreline at the mouth of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on February 18. The strong wind which lashed Malta as a consequence of Cyclone Charlene, which roared close to the island, caused minor damage around the island. Picture taken with slow shutter speed. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Waves crash against the shoreline at the mouth of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on February 18. The strong wind which lashed Malta as a consequence of Cyclone Charlene, which roared close to the island, caused minor damage around the island. Picture taken with slow shutter speed. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiWaves crash against the shoreline at the mouth of Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on February 18. The strong wind which lashed Malta as a consequence of Cyclone Charlene, which roared close to the island, caused minor damage around the island. Picture taken with slow shutter speed. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman stands on a sandy beach as waves swirl around Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on February 18. Picture taken with slow shutter speed. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman stands on a sandy beach as waves swirl around Ghajn Tuffieha Bay on February 18. Picture taken with slow shutter speed. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A boy stands at the water’s edge at Golden Bay on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA boy stands at the water’s edge at Golden Bay on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Waves batter the quay at Cirkewwa on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierWaves batter the quay at Cirkewwa on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Waves wash across the Cirkewwa quay on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierWaves wash across the Cirkewwa quay on February 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Two Gozo Channel ferry boats meet half way across the channel on February 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTwo Gozo Channel ferry boats meet half way across the channel on February 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Speaker of the House Anglu Farrugia enjoys a light moment ‘conducting’ a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSpeaker of the House Anglu Farrugia enjoys a light moment ‘conducting’ a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A musician plays the harp during a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA musician plays the harp during a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Musicians take part in a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMusicians take part in a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Speaker of the House Anglu Farrugia listens to a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSpeaker of the House Anglu Farrugia listens to a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Speaker of the House Anglu Farrugia joins in during a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSpeaker of the House Anglu Farrugia joins in during a concert in Parliament in Valletta on February 24. The concert was performed in parliament as part of the Music Educational Programme by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with the Malta Youth Orchestra and various music schools and band clubs. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

With a pigeon culling being planned for Valletta, two pigeons enjoy their afternoon outside the law courts in Valletta on February 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWith a pigeon culling being planned for Valletta, two pigeons enjoy their afternoon outside the law courts in Valletta on February 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

With a pigeon culling being planned for Valletta, a pigeon enjoys a moment in Valletta on February 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWith a pigeon culling being planned for Valletta, a pigeon enjoys a moment in Valletta on February 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Rescuers use a tower ladder to lower an elderly woman who fell from a roof onto another roof, as a stretcher could not be carried down the stairs of her home in Sliema on February 21. Photo: Chris Sant FournierRescuers use a tower ladder to lower an elderly woman who fell from a roof onto another roof, as a stretcher could not be carried down the stairs of her home in Sliema on February 21. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat meets residents of the Mtarfa Old People’s Home on February 22. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat meets residents of the Mtarfa Old People’s Home on February 22. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat meets residents of the Mtarfa Old People’s Home on February 22. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat meets residents of the Mtarfa Old People’s Home on February 22. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Nationalist MEP Therese Comodini Cachia addresses members of the media during a press conference at PN headquarters in Pieta on February 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliNationalist MEP Therese Comodini Cachia addresses members of the media during a press conference at PN headquarters in Pieta on February 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Villas are seen from the air above the plateau near Mġarr ix-Xini at Ta’ Ċenċ, Gozo on February 23, where MEPA is considering an application for 15 more villas to be built. Photo: Matthew MirabelliVillas are seen from the air above the plateau near Mġarr ix-Xini at Ta’ Ċenċ, Gozo on February 23, where MEPA is considering an application for 15 more villas to be built. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A pair of Lufthansa Airbus 340-600’s sit on the ramp in Park 4 near the Lufthansa Technik Hangar at Malta International Airport on February 22. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA pair of Lufthansa Airbus 340-600’s sit on the ramp in Park 4 near the Lufthansa Technik Hangar at Malta International Airport on February 22. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Graves are seen at the Addolorata Cemetery on February 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierGraves are seen at the Addolorata Cemetery on February 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Children attending a school in Żejtun, where renowned author Trevor Żahra received his elementary education, spent a morning with the prolific writer on February 18, during an event organised by the Żejtun local council to mark 45 years since his first novel, Il-Pulena tad-Deheb, hit the shelves in February 1971. Photo: Matthew MirabelliChildren attending a school in Żejtun, where renowned author Trevor Żahra received his elementary education, spent a morning with the prolific writer on February 18, during an event organised by the Żejtun local council to mark 45 years since his first novel, Il-Pulena tad-Deheb, hit the shelves in February 1971. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Children attending a school in Żejtun, where renowned author Trevor Żahra received his elementary education, spent a morning with the prolific writer on February 18, during an event organised by the Żejtun local council to mark 45 years since his first novel, Il-Pulena tad-Deheb, hit the shelves in February 1971. Photo: Matthew MirabelliChildren attending a school in Żejtun, where renowned author Trevor Żahra received his elementary education, spent a morning with the prolific writer on February 18, during an event organised by the Żejtun local council to mark 45 years since his first novel, Il-Pulena tad-Deheb, hit the shelves in February 1971. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tourists visit San Anton Gardens in Attard on February 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists visit San Anton Gardens in Attard on February 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A boat carries tourists in Valletta’s Grand Harbour on February 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA boat carries tourists in Valletta’s Grand Harbour on February 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Parliament House in Valletta is seen at sunset on February 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiParliament House in Valletta is seen at sunset on February 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Parliament House and St James Cavalier in Valletta are seen at sunset on February 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiParliament House and St James Cavalier in Valletta are seen at sunset on February 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Parliament House in Valletta is seen at sunset on February 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiParliament House in Valletta is seen at sunset on February 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Peter Shoults of Virtus jumps to score against Luxol during their National League basketball Luxol at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeter Shoults of Virtus jumps to score against Luxol during their National League basketball Luxol at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birkirkara’s L’Imam Seydi shoots the ball as Mosta’s Tyrone Farrugia tries to block during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s L’Imam Seydi shoots the ball as Mosta’s Tyrone Farrugia tries to block during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Birkirkara’s L’Imam Seydi (centre) puts pressure on the Mosta defenders during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Seydi scored a hat-trick in the 6-3 win for Birkirkara. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBirkirkara’s L’Imam Seydi (centre) puts pressure on the Mosta defenders during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Seydi scored a hat-trick in the 6-3 win for Birkirkara. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Ryan Camilleri and Jonathan Caruana block an advance by St Andrew’s Salomon Wisdom during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Ryan Camilleri and Jonathan Caruana block an advance by St Andrew’s Salomon Wisdom during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

St Andrew’s Salomon Wisdom (right) beats Valletta’s Roderick Briffa in an aerial challenge during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSt Andrew’s Salomon Wisdom (right) beats Valletta’s Roderick Briffa in an aerial challenge during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Abdelkarim Nafti (left) scores Valletta’s opening goal against St Andrew’s during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAbdelkarim Nafti (left) scores Valletta’s opening goal against St Andrew’s during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

St Andrew’s Victor Oseghale (centre) is challenged by Valletta’s Juan Cruz Gill (left) and Claudio Pani during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSt Andrew’s Victor Oseghale (centre) is challenged by Valletta’s Juan Cruz Gill (left) and Claudio Pani during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Jhonnattann defends possession of a high ball against St Andrew’s Francis Onwudinjo during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Jhonnattann defends possession of a high ball against St Andrew’s Francis Onwudinjo during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on February 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Pembroke Athleta players address the referee after a foul during their BOV Premiership match against Balzan at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPembroke Athleta players address the referee after a foul during their BOV Premiership match against Balzan at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Pembroke Athleta’s Ariel Laudisi is brought down during their BOV Premiership match against Balzan at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPembroke Athleta’s Ariel Laudisi is brought down during their BOV Premiership match against Balzan at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Balzan's Steve Bezzina (no.11) stops the run of Pembroke Athleta winger Manolito Micallef during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBalzan's Steve Bezzina (no.11) stops the run of Pembroke Athleta winger Manolito Micallef during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hibernian’s Jackson Lima (right) and Qormi’s Alessio Cassar compete for possession during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernian’s Jackson Lima (right) and Qormi’s Alessio Cassar compete for possession during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hibernian’s Luis Edison (left) takes a shot at goal, closely marked by Qormi’s Immy Micallef during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernian’s Luis Edison (left) takes a shot at goal, closely marked by Qormi’s Immy Micallef during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Qormi’s Ousmane Sidibe (left) and Hibernian’s Jorginho compete for possession during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQormi’s Ousmane Sidibe (left) and Hibernian’s Jorginho compete for possession during their BOV Premiership match at the Hibernians stadium in Paola on February 20. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

 

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