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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

2-8 April 2015

Dominated by events commemorating Holy Week and Easter, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

A man walks near a large display depicting Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane made out of around 5,000 candles in front of St Sebastian Church in Qormi on Maundy Thursday on April 2. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man walks near a large display depicting Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane made out of around 5,000 candles in front of St Sebastian Church in Qormi on Maundy Thursday on April 2. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A priest follows the Maundy Thursday mass led by Archbishop Charles Scicluna at John’s Co Cathedral in Valletta on April 2. During mass local priests renewed their vows and oils which are used by the church during the year were also blessed. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA priest follows the Maundy Thursday mass led by Archbishop Charles Scicluna at John’s Co Cathedral in Valletta on April 2. During mass local priests renewed their vows and oils which are used by the church during the year were also blessed. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Archbishop Charles Scicluna leads the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2, during which local priests renewed their vows and oils, which are used by the church during the year, were also blessed. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna leads the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2, during which local priests renewed their vows and oils, which are used by the church during the year, were also blessed. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Archbishop Charles Scicluna leads the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2, during which local priests renewed their vows and oils, which are used by the church during the year, were also blessed. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna leads the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2, during which local priests renewed their vows and oils, which are used by the church during the year, were also blessed. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Archbishop Charles Scicluna leads the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliArchbishop Charles Scicluna leads the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A priest prepares oil to be blessed by Archbishop Charles Scicluna during the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2. The oils, after being blessed, are used by the church throughout the year. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA priest prepares oil to be blessed by Archbishop Charles Scicluna during the Maundy Thursday Mass at John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 2. The oils, after being blessed, are used by the church throughout the year. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Archbishop Charles Scicluna washes the feet of people in St John’s Co-Cathedral as a symbolic gesture during a Maundy Thursday service on April 2. Photo: Chris Sant FournierArchbishop Charles Scicluna washes the feet of people in St John’s Co-Cathedral as a symbolic gesture during a Maundy Thursday service on April 2. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A man lights a candle to place beneath a shrine on the hill leading up to Laferla Cross outside Siggiewi on April 2. Every year on Maundy Thursday, thousands of religious devotees make their way up the hill, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA man lights a candle to place beneath a shrine on the hill leading up to Laferla Cross outside Siggiewi on April 2. Every year on Maundy Thursday, thousands of religious devotees make their way up the hill, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A statue depicting Jesus Christ is dramatically lit on the hill leading up to Laferla Cross outside Siggiewi on April 2. Every year on Maundy Thursday, thousands of religious devotees make their way up the hill, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA statue depicting Jesus Christ is dramatically lit on the hill leading up to Laferla Cross outside Siggiewi on April 2. Every year on Maundy Thursday, thousands of religious devotees make their way up the hill, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Flaming torches and candles fill the square in front of St Nicholas' Church in Siggiewi on Maundy Thursday on April 2. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFlaming torches and candles fill the square in front of St Nicholas' Church in Siggiewi on Maundy Thursday on April 2. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A child runs next to a street lamp adorned with a crucifix in the Siggiewi, on Maundy Thursday on April 2. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA child runs next to a street lamp adorned with a crucifix in the Siggiewi, on Maundy Thursday on April 2. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Traditional sfineg (fritters) and mqaret (date cakes) on sale in Mosta on Good Friday, April 3. Photo: Jason BorgTraditional sfineg (fritters) and mqaret (date cakes) on sale in Mosta on Good Friday, April 3. Photo: Jason Borg

Archbishop Charles Scicluna and a priest lie face down on the floor of St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta during a special Good Friday liturgy on April 3. Photo: Jason BorgArchbishop Charles Scicluna and a priest lie face down on the floor of St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta during a special Good Friday liturgy on April 3. Photo: Jason Borg

Archbishop Charles Scicluna leads a special Good Friday liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Jason BorgArchbishop Charles Scicluna leads a special Good Friday liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Jason Borg

Archbishop Charles Scicluna reads the account of the Passion during a special Good Friday liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Jason BorgArchbishop Charles Scicluna reads the account of the Passion during a special Good Friday liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Jason Borg

Archbishop Charles Scicluna kisses the Crucifix during a special Good Friday liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Jason BorgArchbishop Charles Scicluna kisses the Crucifix during a special Good Friday liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Jason Borg

The faithful kiss the Crucifix during a special liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on Good Friday on April 3. Photo: Jason BorgThe faithful kiss the Crucifix during a special liturgy at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on Good Friday on April 3. Photo: Jason Borg

People watch the Good Friday procession go by in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPeople watch the Good Friday procession go by in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Band members accompany the Good Friday procession in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant FournierBand members accompany the Good Friday procession in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

People watch the Good Friday procession from their windows in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPeople watch the Good Friday procession from their windows in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The Good Friday procession leaves the ‘Ta Giezu’ church in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Good Friday procession leaves the ‘Ta Giezu’ church in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The statue of Christ on the cross is carried down the steps of St Ursula Street in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe statue of Christ on the cross is carried down the steps of St Ursula Street in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The Good Friday procession in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Good Friday procession in Valletta on April 3. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Confetti streams down over worshippers and bandsmen during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiConfetti streams down over worshippers and bandsmen during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A statue of the Risen Christ is carried during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA statue of the Risen Christ is carried during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Statue bearers run while carrying a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiStatue bearers run while carrying a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Two men and a dog wait in a balcony for a statue of the Risen Christ to be carried past their house during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTwo men and a dog wait in a balcony for a statue of the Risen Christ to be carried past their house during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Worshippers run while carrying a statue of the Risen Christ as confetti streams down during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiWorshippers run while carrying a statue of the Risen Christ as confetti streams down during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua on April 5. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young boy searches for Easter egg treats hidden in the San Anton Gardens maze during an Easter egg hunt held on April 7 to raise money for Inspire. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young boy searches for Easter egg treats hidden in the San Anton Gardens maze during an Easter egg hunt held on April 7 to raise money for Inspire. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young girl triumphantly holds up the Easter treat she found hidden in the San Anton Gardens maze during an Easter egg hunt held on April 7 to raise money for Inspire. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young girl triumphantly holds up the Easter treat she found hidden in the San Anton Gardens maze during an Easter egg hunt held on April 7 to raise money for Inspire. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Daylight floods the painting in the copula of St Publius church in Floriana on April 7. Photo: Matthew MirabelliDaylight floods the painting in the copula of St Publius church in Floriana on April 7. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

St Publius church in Floriana is prepared for the feast on April 7. The feast will be held on April 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSt Publius church in Floriana is prepared for the feast on April 7. The feast will be held on April 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

St Publius church in Floriana is prepared for the feast on April 7. The feast will be held on April 19. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSt Publius church in Floriana is prepared for the feast on April 7. The feast will be held on April 19. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Journalists attending a news conference are seen through a vote-counting pigeon hole in the vote counting hall in the run-up to the referendum on bird spring hunting in Naxxar on April 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiJournalists attending a news conference are seen through a vote-counting pigeon hole in the vote counting hall in the run-up to the referendum on bird spring hunting in Naxxar on April 8. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Masked people form part of the pilgrimage involving a walk between St Clement Chapel and the church of St Gregory in Zejtun on April 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierMasked people form part of the pilgrimage involving a walk between St Clement Chapel and the church of St Gregory in Zejtun on April 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Archbishop Charles Scicluna stops and talks to a disabled person during the pilgrimage of St Gregory in Zejtun on April 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierArchbishop Charles Scicluna stops and talks to a disabled person during the pilgrimage of St Gregory in Zejtun on April 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Pieta Hotspurs’ Gabriel Da Silva (left) and Balzan’s Ice Cream Guobadia jump for a high ball during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPieta Hotspurs’ Gabriel Da Silva (left) and Balzan’s Ice Cream Guobadia jump for a high ball during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Balzan’s Bojan Kaljevic (centre) battles his way through Pieta Hotspurs’ Karl Micallef (left) and Orosco Anonam (right) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBalzan’s Bojan Kaljevic (centre) battles his way through Pieta Hotspurs’ Karl Micallef (left) and Orosco Anonam (right) during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Balzan’s Bojan Kaljevic (right) slips the ball past Pieta Hotspurs’ Cain Attard during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBalzan’s Bojan Kaljevic (right) slips the ball past Pieta Hotspurs’ Cain Attard during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Steve Borg angrily reacts to a refereeing decision during their Premier League football match against Naxxar Lions at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Steve Borg angrily reacts to a refereeing decision during their Premier League football match against Naxxar Lions at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Llywelyn Cremona (centre) jumps to avoid the tackle from Naxxar Lions’ Andrew Scicluna during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Llywelyn Cremona (centre) jumps to avoid the tackle from Naxxar Lions’ Andrew Scicluna during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Abdelkarim Nafti (centre) is challenged by Naxxar Lions’ Albert Bruce during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Abdelkarim Nafti (centre) is challenged by Naxxar Lions’ Albert Bruce during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Steve Borg (left) and Naxxar Lions’ Terence Vella fight for the ball during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Steve Borg (left) and Naxxar Lions’ Terence Vella fight for the ball during their Premier League football match at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on April 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Floriana’s Manolito Micallef (centre) takes a shot at goal during their Premiership match against Zebbug at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on April 4. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFloriana’s Manolito Micallef (centre) takes a shot at goal during their Premiership match against Zebbug at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on April 4. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hibernian’s Andrew Cohen (centre) is held back by Mosta’s Ryan Grech during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on April 4. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernian’s Andrew Cohen (centre) is held back by Mosta’s Ryan Grech during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on April 4. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Hibernian’s Andrei Agius (right) competes with Mosta’s Kurt Magro (centre) and Pedro Calcado (right) during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on April 4. Photo: Matthew MirabelliHibernian’s Andrei Agius (right) competes with Mosta’s Kurt Magro (centre) and Pedro Calcado (right) during their Premiership match at the National Stadium in Ta’Qali on April 4. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

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