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

A monkey holds up his empty bowl at a zoo in Siggiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA monkey holds up his empty bowl at a zoo in Siggiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Two black panthers cuddle up at a zoo located in Siggiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo black panthers cuddle up at a zoo located in Siggiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A zebra stares at the camera at a zoo in Siggiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA zebra stares at the camera at a zoo in Siggiewi. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The sun breaks through Clouds off Zurrieq on January 8. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasThe sun breaks through Clouds off Zurrieq on January 8. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

The sun sets on the stretch of road between Bugibba and the junction to t’Alla u Ommu on January 8, just before it was closed for service works for a week. Photo: Jason BorgThe sun sets on the stretch of road between Bugibba and the junction to t’Alla u Ommu on January 8, just before it was closed for service works for a week. Photo: Jason Borg

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre) holds a placard reading "I Am Charlie" during a vigil paying tribute to victims of a Paris shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in St Julian's on January 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMaltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre) holds a placard reading "I Am Charlie" during a vigil paying tribute to victims of a Paris shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in St Julian's on January 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People hold candles and placards reading "I Am Charlie" during a vigil paying tribute to victims in St Julian's on January 8, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople hold candles and placards reading "I Am Charlie" during a vigil paying tribute to victims in St Julian's on January 8, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People hold placards reading "I Am Charlie" during a vigil paying tribute to victims in St Julian's on January 8, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople hold placards reading "I Am Charlie" during a vigil paying tribute to victims in St Julian's on January 8, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People place placards reading "I am Charlie", cartoons and candles in front of the Love monument as a tribute to victims in St Julian's on January 8, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPeople place placards reading "I am Charlie", cartoons and candles in front of the Love monument as a tribute to victims in St Julian's on January 8, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Birdlife member holds a Yes (Iva) placard outside court on January 9 after the court ruled that the referendum would go ahead. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA Birdlife member holds a Yes (Iva) placard outside court on January 9 after the court ruled that the referendum would go ahead. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A Birdlife member holds a Yes (Iva) placard outside court on January 9 after the court ruled that the referendum would go ahead. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA Birdlife member holds a Yes (Iva) placard outside court on January 9 after the court ruled that the referendum would go ahead. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A Birdlife member holds a Yes (Iva) placard outside court on January 9 after the court ruled that the referendum would go ahead. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA Birdlife member holds a Yes (Iva) placard outside court on January 9 after the court ruled that the referendum would go ahead. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A nurse is seen holding a patients neck while a civil protection officer cuts of part of a vehicle during a simulation exercise held at the Hal Far Fire Station on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasA nurse is seen holding a patients neck while a civil protection officer cuts of part of a vehicle during a simulation exercise held at the Hal Far Fire Station on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

Nurses, which have just graduated, are given the opportunity to see and train themselves in a simulation of a real accident held at the Hal Far Fire Station on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasNurses, which have just graduated, are given the opportunity to see and train themselves in a simulation of a real accident held at the Hal Far Fire Station on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

Tarxien goalkeeper Sean Mintoff intercepts a cross inside his box during their Premiership match against B’kara at Hamrun Stadium on January 10.Photo: Matthew MirabelliTarxien goalkeeper Sean Mintoff intercepts a cross inside his box during their Premiership match against B’kara at Hamrun Stadium on January 10.Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Fist fight... Tarxien’s Luke Zahra (left) in a tussle for the ball with Birirkara’s Ryan Scicluna at the Hamrun Stadium on January 10. Birkirkara won 2-1. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFist fight... Tarxien’s Luke Zahra (left) in a tussle for the ball with Birirkara’s Ryan Scicluna at the Hamrun Stadium on January 10. Birkirkara won 2-1. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two Sliema players lie injured on the floor during their Premiership match at Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo Sliema players lie injured on the floor during their Premiership match at Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Going down... Sliema forward Aidan Friggieri (left) tumbles to the ground after being challenged by Matthew Gauci, of Żebbuġ Rangers at Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliGoing down... Sliema forward Aidan Friggieri (left) tumbles to the ground after being challenged by Matthew Gauci, of Żebbuġ Rangers at Hibernians Stadium in Paola on January 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Hamza Barry (right) looking to beat Pieta’s Kyle Cesare to the ball during their Premiership match at Hibernian's Stadium in Paola on January 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Hamza Barry (right) looking to beat Pieta’s Kyle Cesare to the ball during their Premiership match at Hibernian's Stadium in Paola on January 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announces the date of the spring hunting referendum at a press conference at Castille in Valletta on January 10. Photo: Jason BorgPrime Minister Joseph Muscat announces the date of the spring hunting referendum at a press conference at Castille in Valletta on January 10. Photo: Jason Borg

A child presents his tortoise for blessing at the traditional animal blessings in Rabat on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasA child presents his tortoise for blessing at the traditional animal blessings in Rabat on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

A woman seems very happy that her two dogs are being blessed during the traditional animal blessings in Rabat on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasA woman seems very happy that her two dogs are being blessed during the traditional animal blessings in Rabat on January 10. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

An owl waits to be blessed during the traditional blessings of animals on the occasion of the feast of St. Anthony Abbot, which was celebrated at the Augustinian’s St. Mark’s Church in Rabat on January 11. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasAn owl waits to be blessed during the traditional blessings of animals on the occasion of the feast of St. Anthony Abbot, which was celebrated at the Augustinian’s St. Mark’s Church in Rabat on January 11. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

Siggiewi’s Marco Matijevic (centre) loses his footing during the basketball match against Athleta at the Ta’Qali Pavilion on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSiggiewi’s Marco Matijevic (centre) loses his footing during the basketball match against Athleta at the Ta’Qali Pavilion on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man holds up a pen and a sign that reads "We are also Charlie", during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man holds up a pen and a sign that reads "We are also Charlie", during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A boy stands in the middle of the street as people walk towards him during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA boy stands in the middle of the street as people walk towards him during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman holds colour pencils during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman holds colour pencils during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man wipes away tears near a woman holding a placard that reads, "I am Charlie" during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man wipes away tears near a woman holding a placard that reads, "I am Charlie" during a silent protest and tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in Valletta January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 flying from Casablanca to Doha is seen behind a Maltese flag as it passes over Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 flying from Casablanca to Doha is seen behind a Maltese flag as it passes over Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tourists' shadows are cast on the pavement as they walk down Republic Street in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists' shadows are cast on the pavement as they walk down Republic Street in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tourists walk near government buildings in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists walk near government buildings in Valletta on January 11. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A Police officer stands by the corpse of German tourist Rainer Mader shortly after he was hit by a car and pinned against a parked pick-up truck on January 12 in Sliema. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasA Police officer stands by the corpse of German tourist Rainer Mader shortly after he was hit by a car and pinned against a parked pick-up truck on January 12 in Sliema. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

Mario Gatt, the driver accused of involuntary homicide of German tourist Rainer Mader at the scene where he had parked his car in Sliema on January 12. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasMario Gatt, the driver accused of involuntary homicide of German tourist Rainer Mader at the scene where he had parked his car in Sliema on January 12. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

A fisherman arranges his nets in Marsaxlokk on January 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA fisherman arranges his nets in Marsaxlokk on January 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A man relaxes and enjoys the view on a beautiful day at the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk on January 13 . Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA man relaxes and enjoys the view on a beautiful day at the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk on January 13 . Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A fisherman arranges his nets in Marsaxlokk on January 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA fisherman arranges his nets in Marsaxlokk on January 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Flowers are laid on the scene a day after German tourist Rainer Madder died after being hit by a car in Sliema on January 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFlowers are laid on the scene a day after German tourist Rainer Madder died after being hit by a car in Sliema on January 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Cellists in leading period instrument orchestra The King’s Consort rehearse arias and overtures by Handel ahead of a concert at the Manoel Theatre on January 14 as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival. Photo: Jason BorgCellists in leading period instrument orchestra The King’s Consort rehearse arias and overtures by Handel ahead of a concert at the Manoel Theatre on January 14 as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival. Photo: Jason Borg

Leading period instrument orchestra The King’s Consort rehearse arias and overtures by Handel ahead of a concert at the Manoel Theatre as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival on January 14. Photo: Jason BorgLeading period instrument orchestra The King’s Consort rehearse arias and overtures by Handel ahead of a concert at the Manoel Theatre as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival on January 14. Photo: Jason Borg

Members of leading period instrument orchestra The King’s Consort rehearse arias and overtures by Handel ahead of a concert at the Manoel Theatre as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival on January 14. Photo: Jason BorgMembers of leading period instrument orchestra The King’s Consort rehearse arias and overtures by Handel ahead of a concert at the Manoel Theatre as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival on January 14. Photo: Jason Borg

The scene after a cab horse crashed into a car coming from the opposite direction in Rue d’Argens, Gzira. The horse had to be put down later on because of the serious injuries it suffered on January 14. Photo: Paul Spiteri LucasThe scene after a cab horse crashed into a car coming from the opposite direction in Rue d’Argens, Gzira. The horse had to be put down later on because of the serious injuries it suffered on January 14. Photo: Paul Spiteri Lucas

Members of the Police talk to witnesses at a shop in Attard on January 14, after the shop had been held up. Nobody was hurt however a pregnant woman was treated for shock. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMembers of the Police talk to witnesses at a shop in Attard on January 14, after the shop had been held up. Nobody was hurt however a pregnant woman was treated for shock. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

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