From the spectacular though slow start to the Rolex Middle Sea Race to a tragedy on a Maltese road, Times of Malta presents a selection of some of the best photos taken over the past week by its team of photographers.

A collection of weapons and war memorabilia covers a glass shelf in an auction house in Attard on October 16. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA collection of weapons and war memorabilia covers a glass shelf in an auction house in Attard on October 16. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A film crew prepares to shoot a scene for an American TV Series at Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara on October 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA film crew prepares to shoot a scene for an American TV Series at Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara on October 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara provides the backdrop for an American TV series during its filming on October 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFort Ricasoli in Kalkara provides the backdrop for an American TV series during its filming on October 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A cameraman and his assistant rig up a camera before shooting a scene for an American TV series at Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara on October 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA cameraman and his assistant rig up a camera before shooting a scene for an American TV series at Fort Ricasoli in Kalkara on October 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

People line the Valletta Waterfront on October 18 to witness an international fleet of 123 yachts from 20 countries set off on the 608 nautical mile Rolex Middle Sea Race. Photo: Jason BorgPeople line the Valletta Waterfront on October 18 to witness an international fleet of 123 yachts from 20 countries set off on the 608 nautical mile Rolex Middle Sea Race. Photo: Jason Borg

Yachts compete at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 18. A record entry of 123 yachts from more than 20 different countries are competing in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiYachts compete at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 18. A record entry of 123 yachts from more than 20 different countries are competing in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

It was a very slow start for the Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 18 because of the light winds. Photo: Jason BorgIt was a very slow start for the Rolex Middle Sea Race on October 18 because of the light winds. Photo: Jason Borg

A drone used for filming flies near a crew member up on the mast of the Swedish yacht Ran at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA drone used for filming flies near a crew member up on the mast of the Swedish yacht Ran at the start of the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race line up in Grand Harbour at the start of the race on October 18. Photo: Jason BorgYachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race line up in Grand Harbour at the start of the race on October 18. Photo: Jason Borg

Participants in the Rolex Middle Sea Race prepare to leave Grand Harbour on October 18. Photo: Jason BorgParticipants in the Rolex Middle Sea Race prepare to leave Grand Harbour on October 18. Photo: Jason Borg

People watch from the breakwater bridge as yachts competing in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race leave Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 18. A record entry of 123 yachts from more than 20 different countries are competing in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople watch from the breakwater bridge as yachts competing in the annual Rolex Middle Sea Race leave Valletta's Grand Harbour on October 18. A record entry of 123 yachts from more than 20 different countries are competing in the 608 nautical mile Mediterranean classic, which takes the yachts from Malta, around Sicily and back. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Burmilla, from Russia, (centre), won the General Best award in an cat show at Daniel’s Shopping Centre in Ħamrun on October 18 and 19. Photo: Jason BorgA Burmilla, from Russia, (centre), won the General Best award in an cat show at Daniel’s Shopping Centre in Ħamrun on October 18 and 19. Photo: Jason Borg

A dead leaf covered in cobwebs hangs on a fence at the old railway station in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dead leaf covered in cobwebs hangs on a fence at the old railway station in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Visitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Visitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiVisitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway which was closed down in 1931 in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Cacti are seen at St Philip Garden in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCacti are seen at St Philip Garden in Floriana on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A couple walks towards a beautiful three-tiered fountain in St Philip Garden in Floriana as the locality opened all its gardens to the public on October 19. Also known as Ġnien tal-Ġeneral, the scheduled garden used to form part of the once private section of the Argotti Botanical Garden. Its main feature is the basin fountain, erected in front of the Palace in Valletta during the reign of Grand Master Emmanuel Pinto de Fonseca in 1751. It was later removed to clear the Main Guard for military purposes and transferred to this garden. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA couple walks towards a beautiful three-tiered fountain in St Philip Garden in Floriana as the locality opened all its gardens to the public on October 19. Also known as Ġnien tal-Ġeneral, the scheduled garden used to form part of the once private section of the Argotti Botanical Garden. Its main feature is the basin fountain, erected in front of the Palace in Valletta during the reign of Grand Master Emmanuel Pinto de Fonseca in 1751. It was later removed to clear the Main Guard for military purposes and transferred to this garden. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Trotting horses and their drivers compete in the Premier race at the Marsa Racing Track on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTrotting horses and their drivers compete in the Premier race at the Marsa Racing Track on October 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The scene of the crash in Mtarfa on October 20, which saw an elderly man killed when an unlicensed teenager lost control of his father’s car and crashed into a bus stop. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe scene of the crash in Mtarfa on October 20, which saw an elderly man killed when an unlicensed teenager lost control of his father’s car and crashed into a bus stop. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Onlookers watch as the body of Gianbatist Azzopardi is removed from the scene of the crash in Mtarfa on October 20. Photo: Chris Sant FournierOnlookers watch as the body of Gianbatist Azzopardi is removed from the scene of the crash in Mtarfa on October 20. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A light aircraft flies in front of the sun at Luqa on October 20. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA light aircraft flies in front of the sun at Luqa on October 20. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A Libyan delegation which includes the Libyan Prime Minister and practically half his cabinet arrives in Malta on October 20. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA Libyan delegation which includes the Libyan Prime Minister and practically half his cabinet arrives in Malta on October 20. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

PN’s Mario De Marco, Tonio Fenech and George Pullicino listen to Opposition leader Simon Busutill’s addressing the press at PN headquarters in Pieta on October 21. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPN’s Mario De Marco, Tonio Fenech and George Pullicino listen to Opposition leader Simon Busutill’s addressing the press at PN headquarters in Pieta on October 21. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni (right) returns a soldier's salute as he arrives for talks at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta on October 21. Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLibya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni (right) returns a soldier's salute as he arrives for talks at the office of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta on October 21. Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni (right) and Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (2nd right) arrive for a joint news conference at the Auberge de Castille in Valletta on October 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiLibya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni (right) and Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (2nd right) arrive for a joint news conference at the Auberge de Castille in Valletta on October 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young woman holds her tightly wrapped scarf around her as waves rise in St Paul’s Bay due to the strong winds on October 22. Photo: Jason BorgA young woman holds her tightly wrapped scarf around her as waves rise in St Paul’s Bay due to the strong winds on October 22. Photo: Jason Borg

A young woman looks in awe as strong winds stir up the sea at St Paul’s Bay on October 22, leading to high waves. Photo: Jason BorgA young woman looks in awe as strong winds stir up the sea at St Paul’s Bay on October 22, leading to high waves. Photo: Jason Borg

Dancers of the Naupaca Dance Factory perform in the dress rehearsal of "Divina", a contemporary dance adaptation of "La Divina Commedia", the epic Italian poem by Dante Alighieri, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on October 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of the Naupaca Dance Factory perform in the dress rehearsal of "Divina", a contemporary dance adaptation of "La Divina Commedia", the epic Italian poem by Dante Alighieri, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on October 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers of the Naupaca Dance Factory perform in the dress rehearsal of "Divina", a contemporary dance adaptation of "La Divina Commedia", the epic Italian poem by Dante Alighieri, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on October 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers of the Naupaca Dance Factory perform in the dress rehearsal of "Divina", a contemporary dance adaptation of "La Divina Commedia", the epic Italian poem by Dante Alighieri, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on October 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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