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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Valletta Noon Gun Firing

A young gunner manually fires Malta’s noon cannon to mark the midday hour. The noon gun salute is an old naval tradition that was re-established in 2004 and occurs daily from the Saluting Battery in the Maltese capital, Valletta.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Malta
Camera: NIKON D3X
Copyright: © Eric Nathan