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  • Sail past

    Sail past

    A pleasure craft sails past Filfla on a glorious spring day. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Michela’s Chameleon

    Michela’s Chameleon

    Michela (centre) poses for a picture with her group during a Eurovision Song Contest red carpet ceremony at Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. The Eurovision starts this evening with the first semi-final. Michela sings Chameleon on Thursday in the other...

  • Lying idle

    Lying idle

    After spending six months on the rocks near Ta’ Fra Ben, Qawra, the 885-tonne Hephaestus is now tucked away in Marsa, alongside other run-down vessels, following a three-month operation to get her back on the sea. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

  • Busy bee

    Busy bee

    A bee rests on a flower in a central strip on the  Victoria-Nadur road in Gozo. Photo: Leander Thomas

  • Swim buddies

    A woman takes a swim with one of her pet geese at Ġnejna Bay. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • In high spirits

    In high spirits

    The mood was a decidedly jolly one yesterday when President George Vella paid a visit to the Sliema Scouts Group during camp at the Verdala Palace grounds. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Shifting sands

    Shifting sands

    A worker places sand back onto Għadira Bay after strong winds yesterday wreaked havoc on the area, scattering sand onto the main thoroughfare and reducing visibility. Photo: Jonathan Borg

  • Spring in the air

    Spring in the air

    With spring in the air what better way to enjoy Malta’s coastline than a walk through the fields near Selmun.

  • Riding the waves

    Riding the waves

    Surfers took advantage of the strong winds to ride the waves at Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq over the past few days. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Plastic covers

    Plastic covers

    A farmer covered his crops in fields on the outskirts of Mosta with plastic to protect them from the elements. The old plastic ‘tunnels’ were destroyed by the gale-force winds that lashed the country a few weeks ago. Photo: Jonathan Borg

  • Heavy load

    Heavy load

    Trucks waited in line outside a quarry in the limits of Għar Lapsi yesterday to offload their cargo of construction material. The drivers blamed new quarry regulations that only allowed in four trucks at a time. One of them said he had been...

  • Cooling off

    Cooling off

    A fisherman watches a horse and its trainer enjoy a swim in Marsaxlokk at the weekend. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Spring is in the air

    Spring is in the air

    The pleasant weather over the past weekend will not last long as meteorologists are predicting a spate of bad weather, starting from today when winds of up to Force 8 are expected to blow over the island.

  • Making a splash

    Making a splash

    A dog seems unperturbed by the cold water as he plays with a ball at Golden Bay yesterday. Photo: Jonathan Borg

  • Smart view

    Smart view

    This ‘gentleman’ mannequin enjoys a bird’s-eye view of the hustle and bustle in the busy capital.

  • Silent city

    Silent city

    Natural flyovers created by aircraft hang over the silhouetted Mdina, Malta’s old capital and silent city.

  • Sign of the cross

    Sign of the cross

    The sun sets on the Laferla Cross, also known as is-Salib tal-Għolja, an early 20th-century religious landmark on the outskirts of Siġġiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Riding the waves 

    Riding the waves 

    Surfers took advantage of the relatively strong winds to ride the waves at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay over the past few days. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

  • Splash landing

    Splash landing

    A seagull takes a rest as waves hit the rocks at Qui-si-Sana in Sliema. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • Roses are red

    Roses are red

    Mickey Mouse is a much-loved Disney character and what better way to express your love than a fresh, red rose, especially on Valentine’s Day.  Photo: Chris Sant Founrier