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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

8-14 December 2016

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

A visitor is reflected in an exhibit showcase at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA visitor is reflected in an exhibit showcase at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman visits the Palace Armoury in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman visits the Palace Armoury in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man looks at a display of swords at the Palace Armoury in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man looks at a display of swords at the Palace Armoury in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man looks at a display of swords at the Palace Armoury in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man looks at a display of swords at the Palace Armoury in Valletta on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child visits the National Museum of Natural Historyin Mdina on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA child visits the National Museum of Natural Historyin Mdina on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man looks at an information sign on the path leading from Hagar Qim Temple down to Mnajdra Temple on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man looks at an information sign on the path leading from Hagar Qim Temple down to Mnajdra Temple on December 8. Heritage Malta opened practically all its sites and museums for free for the day, in a bid to promote the island’s rich historical, archaeological and artistic heritage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

European Parliament president Martin Schulz takes part in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Auberge de Castille in Valletta on December 8. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaEuropean Parliament president Martin Schulz takes part in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Auberge de Castille in Valletta on December 8. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A foreign military guest stands up to take some pictures of the Republic Day parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA foreign military guest stands up to take some pictures of the Republic Day parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta march on the spot during the Republic Day parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMembers of the Armed Forces of Malta march on the spot during the Republic Day parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

An Armed Forces of Malta parade commander shouts out his commands during the Republic Day parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAn Armed Forces of Malta parade commander shouts out his commands during the Republic Day parade in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Former Chief Justice Giuseppe Mifsud Bonnici and President Emeritus Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, who are brothers, are seen sitting next to each other at the Republic Day ceremony in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFormer Chief Justice Giuseppe Mifsud Bonnici and President Emeritus Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, who are brothers, are seen sitting next to each other at the Republic Day ceremony in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta prepare to fire their rifles during the annual Republic Day parade ceremony in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMembers of the Armed Forces of Malta prepare to fire their rifles during the annual Republic Day parade ceremony in Valletta on December 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Guards stand to attention during the ceremony to welcome Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj outside Auberge de Castille on December 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierGuards stand to attention during the ceremony to welcome Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj outside Auberge de Castille on December 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Bayonets are attached to rifles held by guards at the ceremony to welcome Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in front of Auberge de Castille on December 14. Photo:Chris Sant FournierBayonets are attached to rifles held by guards at the ceremony to welcome Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in front of Auberge de Castille on December 14. Photo:Chris Sant Fournier

Guards stand to attention during the ceremony to welcome Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj outside Auberge de Castille on December 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierGuards stand to attention during the ceremony to welcome Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj outside Auberge de Castille on December 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat accompanied by Crane Currency CEO Stephen Defalco and US ambassador Kathleen Hill dig soil in a symbolic gesture to launch the construction of the Crane Currency factory in Hal-Far on December 14. The company is in the business of printing bank notes. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPrime Minister Joseph Muscat accompanied by Crane Currency CEO Stephen Defalco and US ambassador Kathleen Hill dig soil in a symbolic gesture to launch the construction of the Crane Currency factory in Hal-Far on December 14. The company is in the business of printing bank notes. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A busker packs away his musical instrument as a heavy downpour of rain hits Valletta on December 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA busker packs away his musical instrument as a heavy downpour of rain hits Valletta on December 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hundreds of shoppers braving the inclement weather to do their Christmas shopping create a maze of umbrellas on Valletta’s main thoroughfare on December 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHundreds of shoppers braving the inclement weather to do their Christmas shopping create a maze of umbrellas on Valletta’s main thoroughfare on December 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Father Christmas decoration is hung under a Paceville club sign on December 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA Father Christmas decoration is hung under a Paceville club sign on December 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Pigeons take flight in Valletta on December 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPigeons take flight in Valletta on December 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A pigeon sits on the head of a statue of Queen Victoria in Republic Square in Valletta on December 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA pigeon sits on the head of a statue of Queen Victoria in Republic Square in Valletta on December 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man trains on the beach in St George’s Bay on December 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man trains on the beach in St George’s Bay on December 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The upper floor of the former Holiday Inn hotel in Sliema is set ablaze in an act of arson on December 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe upper floor of the former Holiday Inn hotel in Sliema is set ablaze in an act of arson on December 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A child yelps with delight as he goes round on a carousel at the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA child yelps with delight as he goes round on a carousel at the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A parent takes part in the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA parent takes part in the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A parent takes part in the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA parent takes part in the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Children abseil from the top of a building during the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiChildren abseil from the top of a building during the annual international Christmas fair at San Andrea School in Mgarr on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds fish inside a fish tank at the Malta National Aquarium in Qawra on December 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A flock of birds flies near the Church of Christ the King in Paola on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA flock of birds flies near the Church of Christ the King in Paola on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Clouds drift in front of the rising moon over Valletta just before sunset on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiClouds drift in front of the rising moon over Valletta just before sunset on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Athleta’s Peter Shoults attempts a basket during the basketball match against Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion in Ta’ Qali on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAthleta’s Peter Shoults attempts a basket during the basketball match against Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion in Ta’ Qali on December 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Horses and their drivers rush past the spectator stand during the Premier Class horse race at Marsa Racetrack on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHorses and their drivers rush past the spectator stand during the Premier Class horse race at Marsa Racetrack on December 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

 

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