A competitor tries to grab a flag as he falls off the "gostra", a wooden pole covered in lard, during the main competition, part of the celebrations on the religious feast day of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian's, Malta, August 27, 2017. ST JULIAN'S, Malta (Reuters) - For more than a century, locals in the small Maltese town of St Julian's have celebrated their patron saint by running up a steeply angled log, smeared with lard, protruding over the sea.
In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two. Malta is now restoring the 28,000 square metres (300,000 square feet) of tunnels, planning to open a huge section to the public. Over the years, water and humidity have let rust and mould spread. Some rooms have been vandalised, but traces of the military apparatus that once occupied the complex still remain.
VALLETTA, Malta, July 31 (Reuters) - In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two. Malta is now restoring the 28-km (17-mile) of tunnels, planning to open a huge section to the public. The compound, hidden under the picturesque port city perched on cliffs above the sea, was built by the British and served as the staging ground for major naval operations.
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