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Photos of the week - Times of Malta - 7-13 May 2015

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

The Australian frigate HMAS Anzac receives a full gun salute from the Upper Barrakka Saluting Battery as it arrives in Valletta's Grand Harbour on May 11. The frigate visited Malta as part of the centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe Australian frigate HMAS Anzac receives a full gun salute from the Upper Barrakka Saluting Battery as it arrives in Valletta's Grand Harbour on May 11. The frigate visited Malta as part of the centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A drone is used for filming as the Australian frigate HMAS Anzac arrives in Valletta's Grand Harbour on May 11. The frigate visited Malta as part of the centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA drone is used for filming as the Australian frigate HMAS Anzac arrives in Valletta's Grand Harbour on May 11. The frigate visited Malta as part of the centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Australian frigate HMAS Anzac receives a full gun salute from the Upper Barrakka Saluting Battery as it arrives in Valletta's Grand Harbour on May 11. The frigate visited Malta as part of the centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe Australian frigate HMAS Anzac receives a full gun salute from the Upper Barrakka Saluting Battery as it arrives in Valletta's Grand Harbour on May 11. The frigate visited Malta as part of the centenary commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Australian frigate HMAS Anzac berths in Grand Harbour on May 11 as part of a diplomacy tour which included a visit to Gallipoli to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War One campaign. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe Australian frigate HMAS Anzac berths in Grand Harbour on May 11 as part of a diplomacy tour which included a visit to Gallipoli to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War One campaign. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An officer walks on the foredeck of the Australian frigate HMAS Anzac in the Grand Harbour on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn officer walks on the foredeck of the Australian frigate HMAS Anzac in the Grand Harbour on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo in Valletta is seen prior to its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason BorgThe newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo in Valletta is seen prior to its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason Borg

Men in period costume guard the entrance to the newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo as it welcomes guests to its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason BorgMen in period costume guard the entrance to the newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo as it welcomes guests to its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason Borg

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo in Valletta on May 8. Photo: Jason BorgDancers perform during the inauguration of the newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo in Valletta on May 8. Photo: Jason Borg

The newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo provides the perfect backdrop for a performance held on the occasion of its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason BorgThe newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo provides the perfect backdrop for a performance held on the occasion of its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason Borg

Guests attend the inauguration of the completion of a €15.5 million restoration of the upper part of Fort St Elmo in Valletta on May 8. The facility will host the Malta Military Museum. Photo: Jason BorgGuests attend the inauguration of the completion of a €15.5 million restoration of the upper part of Fort St Elmo in Valletta on May 8. The facility will host the Malta Military Museum. Photo: Jason Borg

The police band performs at the inauguration of the newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo on May 8. Photo: Jason BorgThe police band performs at the inauguration of the newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo on May 8. Photo: Jason Borg

The newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo is lit on the occasion of its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason BorgThe newly-restored upper Fort St Elmo is lit on the occasion of its inauguration on May 8. Photo: Jason Borg

Archbishop Charles Scicluna takes part in a Q&A session with Times of Malta journalists as part of his day as editor on May 7. Photo: Chris Sant FournierArchbishop Charles Scicluna takes part in a Q&A session with Times of Malta journalists as part of his day as editor on May 7. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

European Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella tours a Maltese fishing vessel at Sa Maison which is currently being used for research in support of sustainable fisheries on May 8. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEuropean Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella tours a Maltese fishing vessel at Sa Maison which is currently being used for research in support of sustainable fisheries on May 8. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil, shadow ministers, Nationalist MPs and councillors visit the pristine ODZ land earmarked for a new university prior to a news conference near Zonqor Point in Marsascala on May 13. Photo: Jason BorgOpposition leader Simon Busuttil, shadow ministers, Nationalist MPs and councillors visit the pristine ODZ land earmarked for a new university prior to a news conference near Zonqor Point in Marsascala on May 13. Photo: Jason Borg

A woman walks between the buildings of Parliament House in Valletta on May 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman walks between the buildings of Parliament House in Valletta on May 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Technicians carry out works at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on May 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTechnicians carry out works at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on May 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Re-enactors play chess, as Spitfire pilots might have done as they waited to be scrambled during the air battle over Malta during World War II, at a re-enactment at Malta Aviation Museum Foundation in Ta’Qali on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliRe-enactors play chess, as Spitfire pilots might have done as they waited to be scrambled during the air battle over Malta during World War II, at a re-enactment at Malta Aviation Museum Foundation in Ta’Qali on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Re-enactors are reflected in the glass of the Altar Front of the RAF Chapel, which was donated by St Paul's Anglican pro-Cathedral, and dedicated by Air Commodore Neil Laird, CBE, RAF to the Malta Aviation Museum on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliRe-enactors are reflected in the glass of the Altar Front of the RAF Chapel, which was donated by St Paul's Anglican pro-Cathedral, and dedicated by Air Commodore Neil Laird, CBE, RAF to the Malta Aviation Museum on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A re-enactor sits in a Spitfire at the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation on May 10, commemorating the “Glorious 10th of May 1942”, the day newly-delivered Spitfires landed the first major blow to the Luftwaffe in the aerial battle over Malta and turned the tide of World War II in the island’s favour. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA re-enactor sits in a Spitfire at the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation on May 10, commemorating the “Glorious 10th of May 1942”, the day newly-delivered Spitfires landed the first major blow to the Luftwaffe in the aerial battle over Malta and turned the tide of World War II in the island’s favour. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A re-enactor sits in a Spitfire at the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA re-enactor sits in a Spitfire at the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A re-enactor sits in a Spitfire at the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation on May 10 commemorating the “Glorious 10th of May 1942”, the day newly delivered Spitfires landed the first major blow to the Luftwaffe in the aerial battle over Malta and turned the tide of World War II in the island’s favour. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA re-enactor sits in a Spitfire at the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation on May 10 commemorating the “Glorious 10th of May 1942”, the day newly delivered Spitfires landed the first major blow to the Luftwaffe in the aerial battle over Malta and turned the tide of World War II in the island’s favour. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Re-enactors gather near a Spitfire on May 10, as the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation commemorated the “Glorious 10th of May 1942”, the day newly delivered Spitfires landed the first major blow to the Luftwaffe in the aerial battle over Malta and turned the tide of World War II in the island’s favour. Photo: Matthew MirabelliRe-enactors gather near a Spitfire on May 10, as the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation commemorated the “Glorious 10th of May 1942”, the day newly delivered Spitfires landed the first major blow to the Luftwaffe in the aerial battle over Malta and turned the tide of World War II in the island’s favour. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The town of Siggiewi is seen from Girgenti on May 10. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe town of Siggiewi is seen from Girgenti on May 10. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Hibernians fans celebrate winning the championship before the kick off of the final match of the season against Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHibernians fans celebrate winning the championship before the kick off of the final match of the season against Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A small number of Valletta supporters wait for the Premier League football match against Hibernians to begin at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA small number of Valletta supporters wait for the Premier League football match against Hibernians to begin at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hibernians’ Jorginho is fouled by Valletta’s goalkeeper Pietro Marino as Valletta’s Luke Dimech looks on during the final Premier League football match of the season at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHibernians’ Jorginho is fouled by Valletta’s goalkeeper Pietro Marino as Valletta’s Luke Dimech looks on during the final Premier League football match of the season at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s goalkeeper Pietro Marino reacts as referee Clayton Pisani shows him a straight red card after fouling Hibernians’ Jorginho during the final Premier League football match of the season at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s goalkeeper Pietro Marino reacts as referee Clayton Pisani shows him a straight red card after fouling Hibernians’ Jorginho during the final Premier League football match of the season at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Ryan Camilleri (left) and Hibernians’ Jorginho fight for the ball during the final Premier League football match of the season at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Ryan Camilleri (left) and Hibernians’ Jorginho fight for the ball during the final Premier League football match of the season at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Hibernians’ players celebrate as team captain Andrew Cohen lifts the Premier League trophy after being crowned champions at the end of their football match against Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHibernians’ players celebrate as team captain Andrew Cohen lifts the Premier League trophy after being crowned champions at the end of their football match against Valletta at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 9. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young gymnast in full flow during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. The competition saw 40 gymnasts from five countries taking part in an event organised by Club Ritmica in collaboration with GymStars and supported by Hydrolectric Limited. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young gymnast in full flow during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. The competition saw 40 gymnasts from five countries taking part in an event organised by Club Ritmica in collaboration with GymStars and supported by Hydrolectric Limited. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young gymnast participates in the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young gymnast participates in the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Participants peek from backstage as a fellow gymnast performs her floor routine at the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliParticipants peek from backstage as a fellow gymnast performs her floor routine at the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young gymnast performs her floor routine during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young gymnast performs her floor routine during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young gymnast grimaces during her routine during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young gymnast grimaces during her routine during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Monika Lazarova representing Malta performs her floor routine during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMonika Lazarova representing Malta performs her floor routine during the 1st Spring Cup International Competition held at Tarxien on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two roosters stare at each other in a cage at the Fur and Feathers show held at the San Anton palace on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo roosters stare at each other in a cage at the Fur and Feathers show held at the San Anton palace on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A duck flaps its wings at the Fur and Feathers show held at San Anton Palace on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA duck flaps its wings at the Fur and Feathers show held at San Anton Palace on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

 

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