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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

25 February - 2 March 2016

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

Konrad Mizzi is surrounded by members of the press moments after he was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party at the party headquarters in Hamrun on 25 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaKonrad Mizzi is surrounded by members of the press moments after he was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party at the party headquarters in Hamrun on 25 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A Labour Party agent counts Konrad Mizzi’s votes during the election for the party’s deputy leader held at the party headquarters in Hamrun on 25 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA Labour Party agent counts Konrad Mizzi’s votes during the election for the party’s deputy leader held at the party headquarters in Hamrun on 25 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Konrad Mizzi smiles whilst giving a press conference moments after he was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party at the party headquarters in Hamrun on 25 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaKonrad Mizzi smiles whilst giving a press conference moments after he was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party at the party headquarters in Hamrun on 25 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil addresses a press conference announcing a national protest against corruption following serious allegations concerning government minister Konrad Mizzi, at Parliament House in Valletta on February 29. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiOpposition leader Simon Busuttil addresses a press conference announcing a national protest against corruption following serious allegations concerning government minister Konrad Mizzi, at Parliament House in Valletta on February 29. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Bishop Mario Grech holds a crucifix as he leads a pilgrimage of church faithful in prayers for rain after months of drought in Qala, Gozo, on February 28. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiBishop Mario Grech holds a crucifix as he leads a pilgrimage of church faithful in prayers for rain after months of drought in Qala, Gozo, on February 28. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

The faithful follow Bishop Mario Grech on a pilgrimage to pray for rain after months of drought in Qala, Gozo, on February 28. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiThe faithful follow Bishop Mario Grech on a pilgrimage to pray for rain after months of drought in Qala, Gozo, on February 28. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Some 200 Muslims gather at the Paola mosque to pray for rain on February 26. The prayer, known as a Salat al Istisqa (prayer for rain) followed similar calls for prayer at several rural parishes. This winter has been one of the driest for several years. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSome 200 Muslims gather at the Paola mosque to pray for rain on February 26. The prayer, known as a Salat al Istisqa (prayer for rain) followed similar calls for prayer at several rural parishes. This winter has been one of the driest for several years. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The faithful pray for rain in their adopted country at the Paola mosque on February 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe faithful pray for rain in their adopted country at the Paola mosque on February 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The faithful pray for rain in their adopted country at the Paola mosque on February 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe faithful pray for rain in their adopted country at the Paola mosque on February 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The faithful pray for rain in their adopted country at the Paola mosque on February 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe faithful pray for rain in their adopted country at the Paola mosque on February 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A Polish man wanted in his country for the gruesome murder of his 30-year-old teacher is extradited from Malta under heavy security on February 26. Kajetan Poznanski, 27, was flown out of Malta on a Polish military aircraft. His Italian-language teacher was beheaded on February 3 with a samurai sword. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli.A Polish man wanted in his country for the gruesome murder of his 30-year-old teacher is extradited from Malta under heavy security on February 26. Kajetan Poznanski, 27, was flown out of Malta on a Polish military aircraft. His Italian-language teacher was beheaded on February 3 with a samurai sword. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli.

Ducks swim along at the inland sea known as Il-Maghluq at Marsascala on February 27. Photo: Chris Sant FournierDucks swim along at the inland sea known as Il-Maghluq at Marsascala on February 27. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane flying from Istanbul to Accra leaves contrails as it passes over Malta on February 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane flying from Istanbul to Accra leaves contrails as it passes over Malta on February 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The sea turned white as waves battered the jagged rocks at Wied Iz-Zurrieq on February 28. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe sea turned white as waves battered the jagged rocks at Wied Iz-Zurrieq on February 28. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Crops blow in the wind in a field in Mosta on February 29. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCrops blow in the wind in a field in Mosta on February 29. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Cranes dominate the skyline leading to Mdina on February 29. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCranes dominate the skyline leading to Mdina on February 29. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A statue of Jesus watches over boats on the Marsaxlokk breakwater on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA statue of Jesus watches over boats on the Marsaxlokk breakwater on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Boats on land for the winter at Marsaxlokk on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierBoats on land for the winter at Marsaxlokk on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A fisherman untangles his net at Marsaxlokk on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA fisherman untangles his net at Marsaxlokk on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Fishermen prepare their nets at Marsaxlokk on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFishermen prepare their nets at Marsaxlokk on February 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly Justyne Caruana listens to a resident reading a poem at an old peoples home in Msida on February 29. Photo: Matthew MirabelliParliamentary Secretary for the Elderly Justyne Caruana listens to a resident reading a poem at an old peoples home in Msida on February 29. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Residents attend the launching of a free wi-fi service launched at an old people’s home in Msida on February 29. Photo: Matthew MirabelliResidents attend the launching of a free wi-fi service launched at an old people’s home in Msida on February 29. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The $300m, 120 metre long yacht ‘A’ leaves Grand Harbour on February 25. It was designed by Philippe Starck for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. Photo: Chris Sant FournierThe $300m, 120 metre long yacht ‘A’ leaves Grand Harbour on February 25. It was designed by Philippe Starck for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An exhausted Malta Marathon runner is helped towards the finsihing line by a cyclist and a race steward in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAn exhausted Malta Marathon runner is helped towards the finsihing line by a cyclist and a race steward in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A participant carries a child as he approaches the finishing line of the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA participant carries a child as he approaches the finishing line of the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A participant carries a child as he approaches the finishing line of the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA participant carries a child as he approaches the finishing line of the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Raniero Borg and amputee Noel Cacciotolo finish off the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRaniero Borg and amputee Noel Cacciotolo finish off the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A participant high-fives spectators close to the finish line of the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA participant high-fives spectators close to the finish line of the Malta Marathon in Sliema on 28 February. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Police officers sit down in the stands during a Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on February 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPolice officers sit down in the stands during a Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on February 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Qormi’s Noah Ojuola clears the ball during their Premier League football match against Valletta at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on February 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiQormi’s Noah Ojuola clears the ball during their Premier League football match against Valletta at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on February 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Referee Fyodor Zammit asserts control after an incident which saw two players being sent off in the closing minutes of the Premier League football match between Balzan and Tarxien Rainbows at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiReferee Fyodor Zammit asserts control after an incident which saw two players being sent off in the closing minutes of the Premier League football match between Balzan and Tarxien Rainbows at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Balzan’s Elkin Serrano (right) dangerously challenges Tarxien Rainbow’s Luke Montebello during their Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBalzan’s Elkin Serrano (right) dangerously challenges Tarxien Rainbow’s Luke Montebello during their Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Balzan’s Pedrinho (centre) is boxed in by Tarxien Rainbow’s Tristan Caruana (rear) and Daniel Zerafa during their Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBalzan’s Pedrinho (centre) is boxed in by Tarxien Rainbow’s Tristan Caruana (rear) and Daniel Zerafa during their Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Naxxar Lions’ Eduardo Vallecillo (left) and Valletta’s Claudio Pani challenge for a high ball during their Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiNaxxar Lions’ Eduardo Vallecillo (left) and Valletta’s Claudio Pani challenge for a high ball during their Premier League football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Naxxar Lions goalkeeper Alberto Gallinetta reacts during the Premier League football match against Valletta at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiNaxxar Lions goalkeeper Alberto Gallinetta reacts during the Premier League football match against Valletta at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on March 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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