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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

21-27 May 2015

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

Two schoolgirls are evidently amused as Sports Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius (left) concentrates on his mobile phone during their annual parliamentary session of EkoSkola, held in Parliament House in Valletta on May 27. The activity gives students the opportunity to meet MPs and discuss their environmental concerns. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTwo schoolgirls are evidently amused as Sports Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius (left) concentrates on his mobile phone during their annual parliamentary session of EkoSkola, held in Parliament House in Valletta on May 27. The activity gives students the opportunity to meet MPs and discuss their environmental concerns. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Schoolchildren take part in a debate in the parliamentary chamber at Parliament House in Valletta on May 27. Around 150 students from different schools took part in the annual activity EkoSkola, which gives students the opportunity to meet members of parliament and discuss their environmental concerns. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSchoolchildren take part in a debate in the parliamentary chamber at Parliament House in Valletta on May 27. Around 150 students from different schools took part in the annual activity EkoSkola, which gives students the opportunity to meet members of parliament and discuss their environmental concerns. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Schoolchildren and Foreign Minister George Vella (centre) rise from their seats for an opening prayer during their annual parliamentary session of EkoSkola, held in Parliament House in Valletta on May 27. The activity gives students the opportunity to meet MPs and discuss their environmental concerns. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSchoolchildren and Foreign Minister George Vella (centre) rise from their seats for an opening prayer during their annual parliamentary session of EkoSkola, held in Parliament House in Valletta on May 27. The activity gives students the opportunity to meet MPs and discuss their environmental concerns. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Two jousting re-enactors go head to head at the Jousting festival at Fort Rinella in Kalkara on May 24. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo jousting re-enactors go head to head at the Jousting festival at Fort Rinella in Kalkara on May 24. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

An archer pulls back an arrow at the Jousting festival at Fort Rinella in Kalkara on May 24. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAn archer pulls back an arrow at the Jousting festival at Fort Rinella in Kalkara on May 24. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A young girl wears a helmet and holds a sword at the Jousting festival at Fort Rinella in Kalkara on 24 May. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA young girl wears a helmet and holds a sword at the Jousting festival at Fort Rinella in Kalkara on 24 May. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Two youths carry the statue of an angel in Merchant Street in Valletta on May 21. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo youths carry the statue of an angel in Merchant Street in Valletta on May 21. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Sister Mary Spiteri speaks with locals in a Luqa bar on May 23. The 72 year -old nun often walks around the locality popping into bars where she prays with the people present. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaSister Mary Spiteri speaks with locals in a Luqa bar on May 23. The 72 year -old nun often walks around the locality popping into bars where she prays with the people present. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Chris Said addresses the PN general council for the last time as general secretary on May 24. Photo: Jason BorgChris Said addresses the PN general council for the last time as general secretary on May 24. Photo: Jason Borg

Outgoing PN general secretary Chris Said greets deputy leader Mario de Marco at the PN general council on May 24. Photo: Jason BorgOutgoing PN general secretary Chris Said greets deputy leader Mario de Marco at the PN general council on May 24. Photo: Jason Borg

PN leader Simon Busuttil addresses the PN general council on May 24. Photo: Jason BorgPN leader Simon Busuttil addresses the PN general council on May 24. Photo: Jason Borg

PN leader Simon Busuttil greets deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami at the PN general council on May 24. Photo: Jason BorgPN leader Simon Busuttil greets deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami at the PN general council on May 24. Photo: Jason Borg

Whistleblower Joseph Cauchi arrives in court to testify in the compilation of evidence against former Minister Giovanna Debono's husband Anthony, in the alleged 'works for votes' scandal courtcase in Victoria, Gozo, on May 26. Photo: Jason BorgWhistleblower Joseph Cauchi arrives in court to testify in the compilation of evidence against former Minister Giovanna Debono's husband Anthony, in the alleged 'works for votes' scandal courtcase in Victoria, Gozo, on May 26. Photo: Jason Borg

A funeral service to bid farewell to eminent medieval historian Godfrey Wettinger is held at the University of Malta in Tal-Qroqq on May 27. Professor Wettinger passed away on May 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA funeral service to bid farewell to eminent medieval historian Godfrey Wettinger is held at the University of Malta in Tal-Qroqq on May 27. Professor Wettinger passed away on May 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Mourners attend a funeral service to bid farewell to eminent medieval historian Godfrey Wettinger at the University of Malta in Tal-Qroqq on May 27. Professor Wettinger passed away on May 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMourners attend a funeral service to bid farewell to eminent medieval historian Godfrey Wettinger at the University of Malta in Tal-Qroqq on May 27. Professor Wettinger passed away on May 22. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Armed Forces of Malta perform their final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26 before their Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Armed Forces of Malta perform their final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26 before their Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Winter Moods frontman Ivan Grech sings in the final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26, before the Armed Forces of Malta Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWinter Moods frontman Ivan Grech sings in the final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26, before the Armed Forces of Malta Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Winter Moods front man Ivan Grech sings in the final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26, before the Armed Forces of Malta Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew MirabelliWinter Moods front man Ivan Grech sings in the final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26, before the Armed Forces of Malta Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The Armed Forces of Malta perform their final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26 before their Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Armed Forces of Malta perform their final rehearsal at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on May 26 before their Charity Concert in aid of the Marigold Foundation. The concert, which also includes a choir of about 80 students from De La Salle College and St Joseph School, will feature a varied repertoire of songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and the Beatles. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Winter Moods band members attend the press launch of their 30th anniversary concert at Fort St Elmo in Valletta on May 21. The concert will be held later on this year. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaWinter Moods band members attend the press launch of their 30th anniversary concert at Fort St Elmo in Valletta on May 21. The concert will be held later on this year. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A Birkirkara supporter gives the thumbs-up moments before the final whistle of the FA Trophy final between Birkirkara and league champions Hibernians at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 23. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA Birkirkara supporter gives the thumbs-up moments before the final whistle of the FA Trophy final between Birkirkara and league champions Hibernians at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 23. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Former Juventus and Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli watches the FA Trophy final between Birkirkara and league champions Hiberians at the National Stadium in Ta Qali on May 23. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFormer Juventus and Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli watches the FA Trophy final between Birkirkara and league champions Hiberians at the National Stadium in Ta Qali on May 23. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Two police officers look at Birkirkara supporters at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 23. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo police officers look at Birkirkara supporters at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali on May 23. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil (right) and his girlfriend Kristina Chetcuti attend the FA Trophy final between Birkirkara and league champions Hiberians at the National Stadium in Ta Qali on May 23. Ms Chetcuti is a keen supporter of Hibs, whereas Dr Busuttil supports his hometown Birkirkara. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaOpposition leader Simon Busuttil (right) and his girlfriend Kristina Chetcuti attend the FA Trophy final between Birkirkara and league champions Hiberians at the National Stadium in Ta Qali on May 23. Ms Chetcuti is a keen supporter of Hibs, whereas Dr Busuttil supports his hometown Birkirkara. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Cane weaver John Mifsud cuts some sticks before he starts to make a basket at his workshop in Hamrun on 21 May. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.Cane weaver John Mifsud cuts some sticks before he starts to make a basket at his workshop in Hamrun on 21 May. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.

A biker tastes a casatella at the Irkotta fest in Kirkop on May 24. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA biker tastes a casatella at the Irkotta fest in Kirkop on May 24. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Actor Mario Micallef plays the part of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in the political satire Sibna ż-Żejt (We’ve Found Oil), an original play written by Wayne Flask and directed by Sean Buhagiar, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on May 21. The play is set 20 years in the future, when the Labour Party has been in power for so long that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is now actively trying to lose an election, and Malta has just found a vast oil reserve – under the Addolorata Cemetery. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Mario Micallef plays the part of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in the political satire Sibna ż-Żejt (We’ve Found Oil), an original play written by Wayne Flask and directed by Sean Buhagiar, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on May 21. The play is set 20 years in the future, when the Labour Party has been in power for so long that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is now actively trying to lose an election, and Malta has just found a vast oil reserve – under the Addolorata Cemetery. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actor Sean Briffa performs in the political satire Sibna ż-Żejt (We’ve Found Oil), an original play written by Wayne Flask and directed by Sean Buhagiar, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on May 21. The play is set 20 years in the future, when the Labour Party has been in power for so long that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is now actively trying to lose an election, and Malta has just found a vast oil reserve – under the Addolorata Cemetery. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActor Sean Briffa performs in the political satire Sibna ż-Żejt (We’ve Found Oil), an original play written by Wayne Flask and directed by Sean Buhagiar, at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on May 21. The play is set 20 years in the future, when the Labour Party has been in power for so long that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is now actively trying to lose an election, and Malta has just found a vast oil reserve – under the Addolorata Cemetery. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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