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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

4 August 2016 - 10th August 2016

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

Workers remove the scaffolding around Gharghur Parish church on August 4 after renovation works were completed on the facade in time for the feast later on in the month. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWorkers remove the scaffolding around Gharghur Parish church on August 4 after renovation works were completed on the facade in time for the feast later on in the month. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Three ducks stand by the waters edge at the Chinese Garden of Serenity in Santa Luċija on August 4. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThree ducks stand by the waters edge at the Chinese Garden of Serenity in Santa Luċija on August 4. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Swimmers ignore signs informing them that bathing is not recommended at Ta-Xema Bay in St Paul’s Bay on August 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSwimmers ignore signs informing them that bathing is not recommended at Ta-Xema Bay in St Paul’s Bay on August 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A paraglider makes the most of calm seas at St Paul’s Bay as speed boats zoom past a cruise liner on August 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA paraglider makes the most of calm seas at St Paul’s Bay as speed boats zoom past a cruise liner on August 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The inaugural flight of the Air Ambulance service between Gozo and Malta lands at the Xewkija Heliport on August 6. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe inaugural flight of the Air Ambulance service between Gozo and Malta lands at the Xewkija Heliport on August 6. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two girls practice their gymnastics straddle jumps while taking a break from walking a dog in Pembroke, at sunset on August 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTwo girls practice their gymnastics straddle jumps while taking a break from walking a dog in Pembroke, at sunset on August 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

White Olives known as 'Perla Maltese' are undergoing the process of being registered as an endemic variety by the Olive Council in Spain. The variety was first discovered in Zebbug. Photo: Chris Sant FournierWhite Olives known as 'Perla Maltese' are undergoing the process of being registered as an endemic variety by the Olive Council in Spain. The variety was first discovered in Zebbug. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Barrels line the cellars of the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard on August 8, in preparation for this years grape harvest due to happen in a few weeks. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBarrels line the cellars of the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard on August 8, in preparation for this years grape harvest due to happen in a few weeks. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Barrels line the cellars of the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard on August 8, in preparation for this years grape harvest due to happen in a few weeks. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBarrels line the cellars of the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard on August 8, in preparation for this years grape harvest due to happen in a few weeks. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Rows of vines line the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard on August 8, a few weeks before the grape harvest is set to begin. Photo: Matthew MirabelliRows of vines line the Maria Rosa Wine Estate in Attard on August 8, a few weeks before the grape harvest is set to begin. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

An Air Malta Airbus shortly after lifting off runway 31 at Luqa on August 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn Air Malta Airbus shortly after lifting off runway 31 at Luqa on August 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Sculptor Martin Bezzina Wettinger paints a statue of St Michael outside his studio in Old Bakery Street on August 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSculptor Martin Bezzina Wettinger paints a statue of St Michael outside his studio in Old Bakery Street on August 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A cruise liner towers alongside the bastions in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA cruise liner towers alongside the bastions in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A capsized fishing trawler carrying bait for fish farms lies just beneath the waterline in the Grand Harbour on August 9, after a cargo ship hit it. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA capsized fishing trawler carrying bait for fish farms lies just beneath the waterline in the Grand Harbour on August 9, after a cargo ship hit it. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A capsized fishing trawler carrying bait for fish farms lies just beneath the waterline in the Grand Harbour on August 9, after a cargo ship hit it. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA capsized fishing trawler carrying bait for fish farms lies just beneath the waterline in the Grand Harbour on August 9, after a cargo ship hit it. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Cabin cruisers line the marina inside the Valletta Waterfront on August 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCabin cruisers line the marina inside the Valletta Waterfront on August 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two cruise liners and a row of cabin cruisers line the Marina at the Valletta Waterfront on August 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo cruise liners and a row of cabin cruisers line the Marina at the Valletta Waterfront on August 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A sailing yacht is being brought back to the surface with air bags on August 10, after sinking at its mooring the day before. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA sailing yacht is being brought back to the surface with air bags on August 10, after sinking at its mooring the day before. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A sailing yacht is being brought back to the surface with air bags on August 10, after sinking at its mooring the day before. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA sailing yacht is being brought back to the surface with air bags on August 10, after sinking at its mooring the day before. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Flags fly over Vittoriosa rooftops to mark the feast of St Lawrence on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFlags fly over Vittoriosa rooftops to mark the feast of St Lawrence on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An Armed Forces of Malta officer shouts out orders as new soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn Armed Forces of Malta officer shouts out orders as new soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers take part in their passing-out parade after several weeks of basic military training at Luqa Barracks on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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