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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

11-17 June 2015

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

Members of Civil Protection attempt to remove oil from the water in Pretty Bay, Birżebbuġa after it was closed to bathers on June 12 due to a The spill was caused when a container was damaged by machinery in the Freeport, contaminated the water and sand. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of Civil Protection attempt to remove oil from the water in Pretty Bay, Birżebbuġa after it was closed to bathers on June 12 due to a The spill was caused when a container was damaged by machinery in the Freeport, contaminated the water and sand. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of Civil Protection carry attempt to clean Pretty Bay, in Birżebbuġa after it was closed to bathers on June 12 due to sizeable oil Spill. The spill was caused when a container was damaged by machinery in the Freeport, contaminated the water and sand. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of Civil Protection carry attempt to clean Pretty Bay, in Birżebbuġa after it was closed to bathers on June 12 due to sizeable oil Spill. The spill was caused when a container was damaged by machinery in the Freeport, contaminated the water and sand. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A farmer backs off after unsuccessfully trying to put out a fire that spread to agricultural fields in Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi, on June 17. Members of the civil protection department brought the situation under control. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA farmer backs off after unsuccessfully trying to put out a fire that spread to agricultural fields in Ghar Lapsi, Siggiewi, on June 17. Members of the civil protection department brought the situation under control. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Beachgoers soak up the hot summer sun at St George’s Bay in St Julian’s. The popular beach, recently replenished with sand, was awarded prestigious Blue Flag status on June 11, meaning that it meets the mark of excellence in safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBeachgoers soak up the hot summer sun at St George’s Bay in St Julian’s. The popular beach, recently replenished with sand, was awarded prestigious Blue Flag status on June 11, meaning that it meets the mark of excellence in safety, amenities, cleanliness and environmental standards. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin collects signatures at the entrance to Valletta on June 14, petitioning the government not to impose the integration of migrants. Photo: Matthew MirabelliGħaqda Patrijotti Maltin collects signatures at the entrance to Valletta on June 14, petitioning the government not to impose the integration of migrants. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Supporters of Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin attend a corner meeting in Valletta on June 14. The group said it has collected over 10,000 signatures petitioning the government not to impose the integration of migrants. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSupporters of Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin attend a corner meeting in Valletta on June 14. The group said it has collected over 10,000 signatures petitioning the government not to impose the integration of migrants. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Supporters of Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin attend a corner meeting in Valletta on June 14. The group said it has collected over 10,000 signatures petitioning the government not to impose the integration of migrants. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSupporters of Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin attend a corner meeting in Valletta on June 14. The group said it has collected over 10,000 signatures petitioning the government not to impose the integration of migrants. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A sailor looks over the side of the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark after it berthed at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. HMS Bulwark arrived at Palumbo Shipyards on Friday morning for its sailors and marines to enjoy an operational five-day stand-down after saving nearly 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in an intensive three-week patrol. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA sailor looks over the side of the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark after it berthed at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. HMS Bulwark arrived at Palumbo Shipyards on Friday morning for its sailors and marines to enjoy an operational five-day stand-down after saving nearly 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in an intensive three-week patrol. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A British Royal Marine commando patrols near a Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of the Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. HMS Bulwark arrived at Palumbo Shipyards on Friday morning for engineering work and for its sailors and marines to enjoy an operational five-day stand-down after saving nearly 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in an intensive three-week patrol. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA British Royal Marine commando patrols near a Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of the Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. HMS Bulwark arrived at Palumbo Shipyards on Friday morning for engineering work and for its sailors and marines to enjoy an operational five-day stand-down after saving nearly 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in an intensive three-week patrol. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A British Royal Marine commando stands on the foredeck of the Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. HMS Bulwark arrived at Palumbo Shipyards on Friday morning for engineering work and for its sailors and marines to enjoy an operational five-day stand-down after saving nearly 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in an intensive three-week patrol. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA British Royal Marine commando stands on the foredeck of the Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. HMS Bulwark arrived at Palumbo Shipyards on Friday morning for engineering work and for its sailors and marines to enjoy an operational five-day stand-down after saving nearly 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean in an intensive three-week patrol. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A jumble of cranes, rigs and other heavy machinery is seen at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA jumble of cranes, rigs and other heavy machinery is seen at the Palumbo Shipyards on June 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A luxury yacht is offloaded from a cargo vessel carrying several other large yachts at the Pinto Wharf in Valletta on June 14. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA luxury yacht is offloaded from a cargo vessel carrying several other large yachts at the Pinto Wharf in Valletta on June 14. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Texan Evangelist Bishop Tom Brown preaches at the River of Love in Zebbug on June 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTexan Evangelist Bishop Tom Brown preaches at the River of Love in Zebbug on June 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A member of the River of Love Evangelical Movement raises his Bible during a sermon by Texan Bishop Tom Brown on June 12. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA member of the River of Love Evangelical Movement raises his Bible during a sermon by Texan Bishop Tom Brown on June 12. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An ambulance tries to get through a traffic jam at Msida on June 15. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn ambulance tries to get through a traffic jam at Msida on June 15. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Tourists walk outside St James Cavalier in Valletta on June 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiTourists walk outside St James Cavalier in Valletta on June 17. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Maltese folk musicians perform at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMaltese folk musicians perform at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Indian sitar player Ashwin Batish (centre) performs with his Sitar Power band at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiIndian sitar player Ashwin Batish (centre) performs with his Sitar Power band at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Indian sitar player Ashwin Batish performs with his Sitar Power band at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiIndian sitar player Ashwin Batish performs with his Sitar Power band at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A boy shoots a video on his smartphone as Indian sitar player Ashwin Batish (not pictured) performs with his Sitar Power band at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA boy shoots a video on his smartphone as Indian sitar player Ashwin Batish (not pictured) performs with his Sitar Power band at the Ghanafest folk music festival at Argotti Gardens in Floriana on June 13. The three-day festival is a showcase of Maltese folksong as well as international music folk fusion music. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta's Alfred Effiong (right) tries to beat Bulgaria's Svetoslav Dyakov during their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Alfred Effiong (right) tries to beat Bulgaria's Svetoslav Dyakov during their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta's Clayton Failla (top) vies for the ball as Bulgaria's Ivan Bandalovski goes down during their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta's Clayton Failla (top) vies for the ball as Bulgaria's Ivan Bandalovski goes down during their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta goal keeper Justin Haber (standing) stretches the leg of Bulgaria's Ivelin Popov moments after Popov scored his team’s only goal during their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta goal keeper Justin Haber (standing) stretches the leg of Bulgaria's Ivelin Popov moments after Popov scored his team’s only goal during their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Bulgaria's Yordan Minev (top) jumps high for the ball over Malta's Michael Mifsud during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on June 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBulgaria's Yordan Minev (top) jumps high for the ball over Malta's Michael Mifsud during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on June 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Bulgaria's Nikolay Bodurov (top) challenges Malta's Alfred Effiong for a high ball during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on June 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBulgaria's Nikolay Bodurov (top) challenges Malta's Alfred Effiong for a high ball during their Euro 2016 Group H qualification soccer match at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali on June 12. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Bulgarian fans celebrate their team’s 1-0 win over Malta in their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match against at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBulgarian fans celebrate their team’s 1-0 win over Malta in their 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying match against at the National Stadium in Ta'Qali on June 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

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