Photos of the week - Times of Malta
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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

20-26 November 2014

From the Malta Song for Europe and the President's Fun Run to mounting pressure on the Home Affairs Minister to resign, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos taken over the past days.

Eventual winner Amber reacts while seeing her points tally add up during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEventual winner Amber reacts while seeing her points tally add up during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Amber is congratulated by other contestants after winning the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAmber is congratulated by other contestants after winning the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Participants of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest during the opening show on November 21. Photo: Jason BorgParticipants of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest during the opening show on November 21. Photo: Jason Borg

A fan takes a photo of Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision, during a press conference at Marsa Shipbuilding, the venue of the Malta Song for Europe, on November 22. Photo Mark Zammit CordinaA fan takes a photo of Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision, during a press conference at Marsa Shipbuilding, the venue of the Malta Song for Europe, on November 22. Photo Mark Zammit Cordina

Dancers perform during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers perform during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Dancers perform during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiDancers perform during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst from Austria performs during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst from Austria performs during the Malta Song for Europe at Marsa Shipbuilding on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man takes a photo through the gate of San Anton Palace in Attard of runners taking part in The President’s fun run on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man takes a photo through the gate of San Anton Palace in Attard of runners taking part in The President’s fun run on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Runners exit San Anton Palace and make their way to Valletta during the President’s fun run on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliRunners exit San Anton Palace and make their way to Valletta during the President’s fun run on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Runners taking part in the President’s fun run exit San Anton Palace and make their way to Valletta on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliRunners taking part in the President’s fun run exit San Anton Palace and make their way to Valletta on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

President Emeritus George Abela is welcomed by the thousands who participated in the President’s fun run as he arrives in St George’s Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPresident Emeritus George Abela is welcomed by the thousands who participated in the President’s fun run as he arrives in St George’s Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Italian footballer Toto Scillaci slaps his head after the song ‘To be Number One’, the anthem of the 1990 World cup held in Italy, is played in St George’s Square, Valletta, on November 23. The footballer was in Malta participating in the President’s fun run held. Photo: Matthew MirabelliItalian footballer Toto Scillaci slaps his head after the song ‘To be Number One’, the anthem of the 1990 World cup held in Italy, is played in St George’s Square, Valletta, on November 23. The footballer was in Malta participating in the President’s fun run held. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Apostolic administrator Bishop Charles Scicluna pays tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona during Christ the King Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral on November 23. Photo: Jason BorgApostolic administrator Bishop Charles Scicluna pays tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona during Christ the King Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral on November 23. Photo: Jason Borg

Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona thanks all who helped him during his term as archbishop during Christ the King Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral on November 23. Photo: Jason BorgArchbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona thanks all who helped him during his term as archbishop during Christ the King Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral on November 23. Photo: Jason Borg

Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia’s driver Paul Sheehan arrives in court to face charges of attempted murder on November 26. Mr Sheehan allegedly fired two shots at a Scotsman’s car after this hit the ministerial car. Photo: Jason BorgHome Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia’s driver Paul Sheehan arrives in court to face charges of attempted murder on November 26. Mr Sheehan allegedly fired two shots at a Scotsman’s car after this hit the ministerial car. Photo: Jason Borg

Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia addresses the press at his Ministry in Valletta on November 20, the morning after his driver Paul Sheehan fired a gun at another man’s car. Photo Matthew MirabelliHome Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia addresses the press at his Ministry in Valletta on November 20, the morning after his driver Paul Sheehan fired a gun at another man’s car. Photo Matthew Mirabelli

Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia (second from right) ponders his future as he sits in Parliament on November 25. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHome Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia (second from right) ponders his future as he sits in Parliament on November 25. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami is seen through a TV camera’s viewfinder as he addresses a press conference about a shooting incident involving the Home Affairs Minister's chauffeur, at party headquarters in Pieta on November 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami is seen through a TV camera’s viewfinder as he addresses a press conference about a shooting incident involving the Home Affairs Minister's chauffeur, at party headquarters in Pieta on November 24. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil reacts to the budget in parliament on November 24. Chris Sant FournierOpposition leader Simon Busuttil reacts to the budget in parliament on November 24. Chris Sant Fournier

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat makes his budget speech in Parliament on November 25. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrime Minister Joseph Muscat makes his budget speech in Parliament on November 25. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Police officers and Enemalta staff look on as technicians from the energy company disconnect power from a boathouse in Armier on November 24. About 100 in Armier and Marsascala were taken off the electricity grid in a crackdown on illegal power supplies. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPolice officers and Enemalta staff look on as technicians from the energy company disconnect power from a boathouse in Armier on November 24. About 100 in Armier and Marsascala were taken off the electricity grid in a crackdown on illegal power supplies. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Power lines above the Armier boathouses are seen on November 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPower lines above the Armier boathouses are seen on November 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

To mark the European Week for Waste Reduction, children at the Vittoriosa primary school of Santu Rokku deposit waste they collected during their break from the local market and showcased an exhibition of Christmas decorations made from recyclable materials, including a life-size crib. Picture taken November 25. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTo mark the European Week for Waste Reduction, children at the Vittoriosa primary school of Santu Rokku deposit waste they collected during their break from the local market and showcased an exhibition of Christmas decorations made from recyclable materials, including a life-size crib. Picture taken November 25. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A performance at the Manoel Theatre held as part of the Ziguzajg Arts Festival. Photo: Jason BorgA performance at the Manoel Theatre held as part of the Ziguzajg Arts Festival. Photo: Jason Borg

A child in the Rainbow Ward of Mater Dei Hospital is treated to a bedside puppet show called ‘Fly Flynn’, which tells the story of a young, awkward flamingo that gets caught in a tree while flying with his family, on November 22. The bedside puppet theatre project by Du Theatre formed part of Ziguzajg, the annual children’s and young adults’ arts festival. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA child in the Rainbow Ward of Mater Dei Hospital is treated to a bedside puppet show called ‘Fly Flynn’, which tells the story of a young, awkward flamingo that gets caught in a tree while flying with his family, on November 22. The bedside puppet theatre project by Du Theatre formed part of Ziguzajg, the annual children’s and young adults’ arts festival. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An acrobat performs on a ladder in front of a sizable crowd during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in St George's Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo Mark Zammit CordinaAn acrobat performs on a ladder in front of a sizable crowd during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in St George's Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo Mark Zammit Cordina

An acrobat performs on a ladder in front of a sizable crowd during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in St George's Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo Mark Zammit CordinaAn acrobat performs on a ladder in front of a sizable crowd during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in St George's Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo Mark Zammit Cordina

An acrobat performs in front of a sizable crowd during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in St George's Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo Mark Zammit CordinaAn acrobat performs in front of a sizable crowd during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in St George's Square in Valletta on November 23. Photo Mark Zammit Cordina

Oil rig Transocean Amirante is seen in Grand Harbour on November 22. Photo: Chris Sant FournierOil rig Transocean Amirante is seen in Grand Harbour on November 22. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Valletta in the rain on November 26. Photo: Jason BorgValletta in the rain on November 26. Photo: Jason Borg

Umbrellas shield people in Valletta from the rain on November 26. Photo: Jason BorgUmbrellas shield people in Valletta from the rain on November 26. Photo: Jason Borg

A dancer of the China Beijing Modern Dance Company performs in Midnight Rain at the University of Malta's theatre in Tal-Qroqq on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dancer of the China Beijing Modern Dance Company performs in Midnight Rain at the University of Malta's theatre in Tal-Qroqq on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A dancer of the China Beijing Modern Dance Company performs in Midnight Rain at the University of Malta's theatre in Tal-Qroqq on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA dancer of the China Beijing Modern Dance Company performs in Midnight Rain at the University of Malta's theatre in Tal-Qroqq on November 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Naxxar’s Ibok Edete intercepts the ball from Qormi’s Frank Temile (right) during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliNaxxar’s Ibok Edete intercepts the ball from Qormi’s Frank Temile (right) during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Qormi’s Alfred Effiong (right) beats Naxxar’s Ibok Edtee to the ball during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQormi’s Alfred Effiong (right) beats Naxxar’s Ibok Edtee to the ball during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Lateef Elford-Alliyu tries to make his way around Mosta’s Adrian Borg during their Premier league match at The National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Lateef Elford-Alliyu tries to make his way around Mosta’s Adrian Borg during their Premier league match at The National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Lateef Elford-Alliyu tries to break past Mosta’s Adrian Borg during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Lateef Elford-Alliyu tries to break past Mosta’s Adrian Borg during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Valletta’s Lateef Elford-Alliyu is brought down by Mosta’s Adrian Borg during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliValletta’s Lateef Elford-Alliyu is brought down by Mosta’s Adrian Borg during their Premier league match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Pembroke Athleta’s Omar Said tries to make his way through the Cynergi Virtus defense during the final of the St James Hospital Shield at the Basketball Pavilion in Ta’Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPembroke Athleta’s Omar Said tries to make his way through the Cynergi Virtus defense during the final of the St James Hospital Shield at the Basketball Pavilion in Ta’Qali on November 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

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