A nationwide power outage, fireworks create a surreal scene around the supermoon, Malta joins the rest of the world in mourning Robin Williams - A selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by Times of Malta photographers.

 

A man dives into the sea from the Sliema promenade on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man dives into the sea from the Sliema promenade on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man dives into the sea from the promenade in Ghar id-Dud in Sliema on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man dives into the sea from the promenade in Ghar id-Dud in Sliema on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A young man somersaults into the sea from the concrete platform of what used to be the ‘Chalet’ in Sliema on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA young man somersaults into the sea from the concrete platform of what used to be the ‘Chalet’ in Sliema on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A driver, 26, and his passenger, 34, both of Naxxar, were injured when the car they were in overturned in Mannarino Road, Birkirkara, on August 10. The car was travelling towards Birkirkara when the driver lost control by the VAT offices. It smashed through railings and traffic signs and rolled on to a road about two metres below. A parked car was damaged. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA driver, 26, and his passenger, 34, both of Naxxar, were injured when the car they were in overturned in Mannarino Road, Birkirkara, on August 10. The car was travelling towards Birkirkara when the driver lost control by the VAT offices. It smashed through railings and traffic signs and rolled on to a road about two metres below. A parked car was damaged. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A driver, 26, and his passenger, 34, both of Naxxar, were injured when the car they were in overturned in Mannarino Road, Birkirkara, on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA driver, 26, and his passenger, 34, both of Naxxar, were injured when the car they were in overturned in Mannarino Road, Birkirkara, on August 10. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The supermoon rises over St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina on August 10. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Sunday’s supermoon was the second of three spectacularly bright moons this year. Having three in such close proximity is very rare and will not happen again until 2034. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe supermoon rises over St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina on August 10. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Sunday’s supermoon was the second of three spectacularly bright moons this year. Having three in such close proximity is very rare and will not happen again until 2034. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The supermoon rises over St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina on August 10. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Sunday’s supermoon was the second of three spectacularly bright moons this year. Having three in such close proximity is very rare and will not happen again until 2034. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe supermoon rises over St Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina on August 10. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Sunday’s supermoon was the second of three spectacularly bright moons this year. Having three in such close proximity is very rare and will not happen again until 2034. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks streak past in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks streak past in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Smoke from fireworks partly obscures the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSmoke from fireworks partly obscures the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks streak past in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks streak past in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Fireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFireworks explode in front of the supermoon on the outskirts of Mosta on August 10, celebrating the feast Our Lady of the Assumption which is commemorated on August 15. The astronomical event occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Albanian dancer Alvaro Dule (left) and American dancer Cira Robinson perform in "Just Dance", choreographed by American Antonia Franceschi and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAlbanian dancer Alvaro Dule (left) and American dancer Cira Robinson perform in "Just Dance", choreographed by American Antonia Franceschi and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Brazilian dancer Mayara Magri performs in "Just Dance", choreographed by Antonia Franceschi of the U.S. and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance companies, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBrazilian dancer Mayara Magri performs in "Just Dance", choreographed by Antonia Franceschi of the U.S. and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance companies, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

U.S. dancer Cira Robinson performs in "Just Dance", choreographed by Antonia Franceschi of the U.S., and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance companies, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiU.S. dancer Cira Robinson performs in "Just Dance", choreographed by Antonia Franceschi of the U.S., and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance companies, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

(left to right) French dancer Pierre Tappon, Portuguese dancer Marcelino Sambe and Albanian dancer Alvaro Dule perform in "Just Dance", choreographed by Antonia Franceschi of the U.S. and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi(left to right) French dancer Pierre Tappon, Portuguese dancer Marcelino Sambe and Albanian dancer Alvaro Dule perform in "Just Dance", choreographed by Antonia Franceschi of the U.S. and featuring dancers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Black and Random Dance, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on August 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Boat owners take advantage of the calm waters and anchor their vessels at Paradise Bay on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBoat owners take advantage of the calm waters and anchor their vessels at Paradise Bay on August 10. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A nun from the Order of St Clare takes a minute to look at the orange trees while tending to the convent garden on August 8. Photo: Jason BorgA nun from the Order of St Clare takes a minute to look at the orange trees while tending to the convent garden on August 8. Photo: Jason Borg

An explosion that knocked out the Marsa Distribution Centre following a cable fault led to a nationwide power outage on August 12. Photo: Jason BorgAn explosion that knocked out the Marsa Distribution Centre following a cable fault led to a nationwide power outage on August 12. Photo: Jason Borg

Valletta is seen in darkness during a nationwide power outage on August 12. A fault in one of the generating units at the Delimara power station and an explosion at the same time in an electricity distribution centre in Marsa caused a nationwide power outage lasting several hours on Tuesday evening. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta is seen in darkness during a nationwide power outage on August 12. A fault in one of the generating units at the Delimara power station and an explosion at the same time in an electricity distribution centre in Marsa caused a nationwide power outage lasting several hours on Tuesday evening. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Residents use candles and gas lamps in their apartments during a nationwide power cut in St Julian's on August 12. A fault in one of the generating units at the Delimara power station and an explosion at the same time in an electricity distribution centre in Marsa caused a nationwide power outage lasting several hours on Tuesday evening. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiResidents use candles and gas lamps in their apartments during a nationwide power cut in St Julian's on August 12. A fault in one of the generating units at the Delimara power station and an explosion at the same time in an electricity distribution centre in Marsa caused a nationwide power outage lasting several hours on Tuesday evening. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The calm passage of water leading to the sea by Kennedy Grove in Salina provide the perfect setting for a man and his inflatable dinghy on August 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe calm passage of water leading to the sea by Kennedy Grove in Salina provide the perfect setting for a man and his inflatable dinghy on August 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Illustrations created by a group of 40 art and design students from MCAST cover the walls of the tunnel leading to the Forni cruise liner terminal in Valletta on August 7. The drawings mark the years leading up to Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture and will be seen by thousands of visitors who arrive in Malta by cruise liners. Photo: Matthew MirabelliIllustrations created by a group of 40 art and design students from MCAST cover the walls of the tunnel leading to the Forni cruise liner terminal in Valletta on August 7. The drawings mark the years leading up to Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture and will be seen by thousands of visitors who arrive in Malta by cruise liners. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Illustrations line the walls of the tunnel leading to the Forni cruise liner terminal in Valletta on August 7. The drawings created by a group of 40 art and design students from MCAST mark the years leading up to Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture and will be seen by thousands of visitors who arrive in Malta by cruise liners. Photo: Matthew MirabelliIllustrations line the walls of the tunnel leading to the Forni cruise liner terminal in Valletta on August 7. The drawings created by a group of 40 art and design students from MCAST mark the years leading up to Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture and will be seen by thousands of visitors who arrive in Malta by cruise liners. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A waterpolo player although submerged under water still manages to keep the ball above the water line during the first division match between Marsacala and Marsaxlokk at Tal-Qroqq National Swimming Pool on August 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA waterpolo player although submerged under water still manages to keep the ball above the water line during the first division match between Marsacala and Marsaxlokk at Tal-Qroqq National Swimming Pool on August 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two workers apply the finishing touches to the cupola of the parish church of Gharghur on August 10, dedicated to Bartholomew in preparation for the upcoming village feast. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo workers apply the finishing touches to the cupola of the parish church of Gharghur on August 10, dedicated to Bartholomew in preparation for the upcoming village feast. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A tourist pauses in front of a wall covered with photos of Robin Williams in character as the one-eyed sailor in Popeye Village in Mellieha. on August 12.The actor was found dead at his California home on Monday following a long period of depression. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA tourist pauses in front of a wall covered with photos of Robin Williams in character as the one-eyed sailor in Popeye Village in Mellieha. on August 12.The actor was found dead at his California home on Monday following a long period of depression. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Children walk past one of the posters of Robin Williams in character at Popeye Village in Mellieha on August 12. The actor was found dead at his California home on Monday following a long period of depression. Photo: Matthew MirabelliChildren walk past one of the posters of Robin Williams in character at Popeye Village in Mellieha on August 12. The actor was found dead at his California home on Monday following a long period of depression. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

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