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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

5-11 May 2016

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

Syrian children at a silent protest in Valletta on May 6 reminded commuters of the children in the war-torn city of Aleppo who have been injured or killed by the constant bombing and fighting. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSyrian children at a silent protest in Valletta on May 6 reminded commuters of the children in the war-torn city of Aleppo who have been injured or killed by the constant bombing and fighting. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The Syrian community gathers in Valletta on May 6, for a silent protest in remembrance of the situation in Aleppo. Photos: Matthew MirabelliThe Syrian community gathers in Valletta on May 6, for a silent protest in remembrance of the situation in Aleppo. Photos: Matthew Mirabelli

Syrian children at a silent protest in Valletta on May 6 reminded commuters of the children in the war-torn city of Aleppo who have been injured or killed by the constant bombing and fighting. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSyrian children at a silent protest in Valletta on May 6 reminded commuters of the children in the war-torn city of Aleppo who have been injured or killed by the constant bombing and fighting. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A member of the small crowd at a civil society protest demands the resignations of high-ranking government members Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri over the Panama affair, outside Parliament in Valletta on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA member of the small crowd at a civil society protest demands the resignations of high-ranking government members Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri over the Panama affair, outside Parliament in Valletta on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The site of the proposed retirement home at Wied Ghomor, San Gwann, is seen on May 5, shortly after the Planning Authority unanimously rejected an application for the rehabilitation of a quarry and the building of a retirement home in the valley. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe site of the proposed retirement home at Wied Ghomor, San Gwann, is seen on May 5, shortly after the Planning Authority unanimously rejected an application for the rehabilitation of a quarry and the building of a retirement home in the valley. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A floral carpet installation, or infioriata, made up of some 80,000 potted plants, set up at St George’s Square in Valletta on May 6 as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA floral carpet installation, or infioriata, made up of some 80,000 potted plants, set up at St George’s Square in Valletta on May 6 as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A floral carpet installation, or infioriata, made up of some 80,000 potted plants, set up at St George’s Square in Valletta on May 6 as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA floral carpet installation, or infioriata, made up of some 80,000 potted plants, set up at St George’s Square in Valletta on May 6 as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Passers-by admire the floral carpet installation, or infioriata, made up of some 80,000 potted plants, set up at St George’s Square in Valletta on May 6 as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPassers-by admire the floral carpet installation, or infioriata, made up of some 80,000 potted plants, set up at St George’s Square in Valletta on May 6 as part of the Valletta Green Festival. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Firefighters provide assistance after an elevator at the Plaza Hotel in Sliema caught fire, leaving three persons in need of hospitalisation on May 6. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiFirefighters provide assistance after an elevator at the Plaza Hotel in Sliema caught fire, leaving three persons in need of hospitalisation on May 6. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Motorbikes and riders gather on the Trinity Church’s parvis in Marsa on May 11 to remember fellow riders who died. Photo: Chris Sant FournierMotorbikes and riders gather on the Trinity Church’s parvis in Marsa on May 11 to remember fellow riders who died. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Motorbikes and riders gather on the Trinity Church’s parvis in Marsa on May 11 to remember fellow riders who died. Photo: Chris Sant FournierMotorbikes and riders gather on the Trinity Church’s parvis in Marsa on May 11 to remember fellow riders who died. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An interactive wall was inaugurated at the Helen Keller resource centre in Qrendi as part of an art project named Kuntrasti for children with learning needs on May 4. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiAn interactive wall was inaugurated at the Helen Keller resource centre in Qrendi as part of an art project named Kuntrasti for children with learning needs on May 4. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Coffins representing rival football teams are carried through the streets of Valletta as part of a mock funeral organised by Valletta supporters on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierCoffins representing rival football teams are carried through the streets of Valletta as part of a mock funeral organised by Valletta supporters on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Supporters of Premier League champions Valletta, wearing kits of rival teams, participate in a mock funeral to celebrate the demise of their rivals on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierSupporters of Premier League champions Valletta, wearing kits of rival teams, participate in a mock funeral to celebrate the demise of their rivals on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Valletta FC supporters photograph the mock funeral as it makes it’s way through the Valletta Streets on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierValletta FC supporters photograph the mock funeral as it makes it’s way through the Valletta Streets on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Valletta FC supporters dressed as toddlers to mock rival teams at the Funeral celebration on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierValletta FC supporters dressed as toddlers to mock rival teams at the Funeral celebration on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

People queue up for junk food at a kiosk at the Valletta FC funeral on April 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPeople queue up for junk food at a kiosk at the Valletta FC funeral on April 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A reveller rides a coffin shortly before the mock burial at the ‘funeral’ on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA reveller rides a coffin shortly before the mock burial at the ‘funeral’ on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Hector Bruno dressed as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II entertains the crowd at the mock funeral in Valletta on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierHector Bruno dressed as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II entertains the crowd at the mock funeral in Valletta on May 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Ira Losco waves the Maltese flag during a press conference after successfully getting through the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.Ira Losco waves the Maltese flag during a press conference after successfully getting through the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.

The Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, venue of this year’s Eurovision song contest, is seen at night on May 9. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.The Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, venue of this year’s Eurovision song contest, is seen at night on May 9. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina.

Russian journalists at the Eurovision press centre cheer on their country’s Eurovision entry during the semi-final in Stockholm on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRussian journalists at the Eurovision press centre cheer on their country’s Eurovision entry during the semi-final in Stockholm on May 10. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Dutch Eurovision fans in party mood pose for a picture at the Eurovision village in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaDutch Eurovision fans in party mood pose for a picture at the Eurovision village in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Barei, Spain’s entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest, entertains fans at the Eurovision village in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaBarei, Spain’s entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest, entertains fans at the Eurovision village in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Katrina Leskanich from the band Katrina and the Waves, winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997, entertains fans at the Eurovision village in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaKatrina Leskanich from the band Katrina and the Waves, winners of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997, entertains fans at the Eurovision village in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Artwork is displayed on exposed rock at an underground Metro station in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaArtwork is displayed on exposed rock at an underground Metro station in Stockholm on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

People take in a bird’s eye view of Stockholm at the Eurovision village on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaPeople take in a bird’s eye view of Stockholm at the Eurovision village on May 11. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The Carnival Vista cruise liner is given a gun salute as she leaves the Grand Harbour as she continues on her maiden voyage on May 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Carnival Vista cruise liner is given a gun salute as she leaves the Grand Harbour as she continues on her maiden voyage on May 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Cruise liner Costa Pacifica manoeuvres close to other cruise liners in Grand Harbour on May 5. Photo: Chris Sant FournierCruise liner Costa Pacifica manoeuvres close to other cruise liners in Grand Harbour on May 5. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A group of young swimmers not put off by unstable weather entertain passers by diving into the water from the Sliema promenade on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA group of young swimmers not put off by unstable weather entertain passers by diving into the water from the Sliema promenade on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A group of young swimmers not put off by unstable weather, entertain passers by diving into the water from the Sliema promenade on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA group of young swimmers not put off by unstable weather, entertain passers by diving into the water from the Sliema promenade on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A couple of pigeons perch on a lamppost in Sliema on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of pigeons perch on a lamppost in Sliema on May 11. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Malta’s Ben Plumpton attempts a backhanded shot against Slovenia during their European U-19 Championship Group A qualifying waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s Ben Plumpton attempts a backhanded shot against Slovenia during their European U-19 Championship Group A qualifying waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s Ben Plumpton (right) delivers a shot against Slovenia during their European U-19 Championship Group A qualifying waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s Ben Plumpton (right) delivers a shot against Slovenia during their European U-19 Championship Group A qualifying waterpolo match at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s Matteo Cacici races for the ball during the European U-19 Championship Group A qualifying waterpolo match against Slovenia at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s Matteo Cacici races for the ball during the European U-19 Championship Group A qualifying waterpolo match against Slovenia at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s Zachary Scibberras attempts to save a shot at goal during their U19 European Championships Qualifying match against Bulgaria at the National Pool in Tal’Qroqq on May 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Zachary Scibberras attempts to save a shot at goal during their U19 European Championships Qualifying match against Bulgaria at the National Pool in Tal’Qroqq on May 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Nicholas Bugelli takes a shot at goal during their U19 European Championships Qualifying match against Bulgaria at the National Pool in Tal’Qroqq on May 9. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Nicholas Bugelli takes a shot at goal during their U19 European Championships Qualifying match against Bulgaria at the National Pool in Tal’Qroqq on May 9. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Maltese Skeet shooter Darren Vella participates in the qualifying round at the 2016 Malta International Grand Prix at Bidnija range on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMaltese Skeet shooter Darren Vella participates in the qualifying round at the 2016 Malta International Grand Prix at Bidnija range on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

United Arab Emirates two-time ISSF World Cup medalist skeet shooter Saif Bin Futtais takes aim at the 2016 Malta International Grand Prix at Bidnija range on May 10. Photo: Matthew MirabelliUnited Arab Emirates two-time ISSF World Cup medalist skeet shooter Saif Bin Futtais takes aim at the 2016 Malta International Grand Prix at Bidnija range on May 10. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli
 

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