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From the Barracuda restaurant incident to Eurovision...

Photos of the week: 12-18 May 2016

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

Emergency responders work frantically to bring an injured person on board a rescue vessel after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEmergency responders work frantically to bring an injured person on board a rescue vessel after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Emergency responders work frantically to bring an injured person on board a rescue vessel after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEmergency responders work frantically to bring an injured person on board a rescue vessel after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Emergency responders work frantically to bring an injured person on board a rescue vessel after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEmergency responders work frantically to bring an injured person on board a rescue vessel after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A man is brought ashore by emergency workers after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man is brought ashore by emergency workers after a balcony collapsed at the Barracuda Restaurant in Balluta Bay on May 16, throwing a number of patrons into the sea. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Onlookers watch as an ambulance waits for casualties outside the Barracuda restaurant where a balcony collapsed onto a restaurant below in Balluta Bay in St Julian's on May 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiOnlookers watch as an ambulance waits for casualties outside the Barracuda restaurant where a balcony collapsed onto a restaurant below in Balluta Bay in St Julian's on May 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An injured woman sits inside the Barracuda restaurant where a balcony collapsed onto a restaurant below in Balluta Bay in St Julian's, on May 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn injured woman sits inside the Barracuda restaurant where a balcony collapsed onto a restaurant below in Balluta Bay in St Julian's, on May 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Firefighters, police officers and court experts examine the scene where a balcony of the Barracuda restaurant collapsed onto the Piccolo Padre trattoria beneath it in Balluta Bay in St Julian's on May 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFirefighters, police officers and court experts examine the scene where a balcony of the Barracuda restaurant collapsed onto the Piccolo Padre trattoria beneath it in Balluta Bay in St Julian's on May 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Ira Losco takes photos with fans and members of the press after she gave a press conference regarding LGBT rights at the Eurovision press centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 12. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaIra Losco takes photos with fans and members of the press after she gave a press conference regarding LGBT rights at the Eurovision press centre in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 12. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Maltese fans holding flags and scarves pose outside Ericsson Globe before the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMaltese fans holding flags and scarves pose outside Ericsson Globe before the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A man offers free hugs to fans before they enter the Ericsson Globe for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA man offers free hugs to fans before they enter the Ericsson Globe for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Australian fans shout and sing outside the Ericsson Globe before the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAustralian fans shout and sing outside the Ericsson Globe before the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Russian singer Sergey Lazarev performs his song in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRussian singer Sergey Lazarev performs his song in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Samra Rahimli from Azerbaijan performs Miracle in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaSamra Rahimli from Azerbaijan performs Miracle in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Poli Genova from Bulgaria performs her song If Love was a Crime in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaPoli Genova from Bulgaria performs her song If Love was a Crime in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Eventual winner Jamala of Ukraine performs 1944 in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm Sweden on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaEventual winner Jamala of Ukraine performs 1944 in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm Sweden on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Eventual winner Jamala of Ukraine performs 1944 in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm Sweden on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaEventual winner Jamala of Ukraine performs 1944 in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm Sweden on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Maltese singer Ira Losco performs Walk on Water in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMaltese singer Ira Losco performs Walk on Water in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Maltese singer Ira Losco performs Walk on Water in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaMaltese singer Ira Losco performs Walk on Water in the final dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Ira Losco is greeted by a crowd of waiting fans as she arrives at Malta International Airport on May 15, after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiIra Losco is greeted by a crowd of waiting fans as she arrives at Malta International Airport on May 15, after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Ira Losco poses for photos with waiting fans after arriving at Malta International Airport on May 15, after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiIra Losco poses for photos with waiting fans after arriving at Malta International Airport on May 15, after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil addresses the PN general council at the party’s headquarters in Pieta on May 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiNationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil addresses the PN general council at the party’s headquarters in Pieta on May 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An Armed Forces of Malta parade sergeant-major checks his soldiers are perfectly lined up as they form a guard of honour to welcome Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Castille Place in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn Armed Forces of Malta parade sergeant-major checks his soldiers are perfectly lined up as they form a guard of honour to welcome Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Castille Place in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers form a guard of honour to welcome Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Castille Place in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers form a guard of honour to welcome Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic of Montenegro outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at Castille Place in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic (centre) of Montenegro and Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat inspect and Armed Forces of Malta guard of honour at Castille Place in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPrime Minister Milo Djukanovic (centre) of Montenegro and Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat inspect and Armed Forces of Malta guard of honour at Castille Place in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A passer-by reads a sign hung on a tent during a protest ‘camp’ outside Auberge de Castille on May 14. The protest, organised by Moviment Graffitti, called for an end to environmental degradation. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA passer-by reads a sign hung on a tent during a protest ‘camp’ outside Auberge de Castille on May 14. The protest, organised by Moviment Graffitti, called for an end to environmental degradation. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Tents are erected during a protest ‘camp’ outside Auberge de Castille on May 14. The protest, organised by Moviment Graffitti, called for an end to environmental degradation. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTents are erected during a protest ‘camp’ outside Auberge de Castille on May 14. The protest, organised by Moviment Graffitti, called for an end to environmental degradation. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A child walks among tents in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA child walks among tents in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Environmental activists stand in a camp they set up to protest against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEnvironmental activists stand in a camp they set up to protest against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Chains used to tie tents to each other are seen in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiChains used to tie tents to each other are seen in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Activists sit with their children outside tents in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActivists sit with their children outside tents in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

An activist works on a laptop in a tent in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn activist works on a laptop in a tent in a camp set up by environmental activists protesting against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Environmental activists stand near their tents in a camp they set up to protest against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiEnvironmental activists stand near their tents in a camp they set up to protest against what they say is over-development throughout the Maltese islands, in front of the Auberge de Castille housing the Office of the Prime Minister in Valletta on May 14. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Sliema residents attend a council meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Sliema on May 16. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSliema residents attend a council meeting at the Imperial Hotel in Sliema on May 16. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Socks hang to dry in the wind on a rooftop in Iklin on May 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierSocks hang to dry in the wind on a rooftop in Iklin on May 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A woman buys plants from a stall at the Iklin fiorata on May 14. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA woman buys plants from a stall at the Iklin fiorata on May 14. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A couple of street performers pose as statues in Valletta’s Republic Street on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of street performers pose as statues in Valletta’s Republic Street on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A couple of mannequin heads wearing braids in the hair are seen on a street stall in Republic Street Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of mannequin heads wearing braids in the hair are seen on a street stall in Republic Street Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A model looks down onto a couple who are taking a rest on ‘her’ billboard which forms part of the Malta Fashion Week in St George’s Square in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA model looks down onto a couple who are taking a rest on ‘her’ billboard which forms part of the Malta Fashion Week in St George’s Square in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A group of toddlers enjoy the new facilities of Mickey’s child education centre in Pietá for the first time, after it was officially opened by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo on May 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA group of toddlers enjoy the new facilities of Mickey’s child education centre in Pietá for the first time, after it was officially opened by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo on May 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A group of toddlers enjoy the new facilities of Mickey’s child education centre in Pietá for the first time, after it was officially opened by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo on May 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA group of toddlers enjoy the new facilities of Mickey’s child education centre in Pietá for the first time, after it was officially opened by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo on May 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Stripped bare of its traditional bright colours, a luzzu undergoes a throrough makeover at Kalkara Creek on May 16, ahead of its long fishing sprees in the hot months ahead. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiStripped bare of its traditional bright colours, a luzzu undergoes a throrough makeover at Kalkara Creek on May 16, ahead of its long fishing sprees in the hot months ahead. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A gap between buildings in Strait Street Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA gap between buildings in Strait Street Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

An old wooden balcony catches the sun in Strait Street Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierAn old wooden balcony catches the sun in Strait Street Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A traffic light pops up from behind a bastion in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA traffic light pops up from behind a bastion in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A sliver of sky is squeezed between two buildings in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA sliver of sky is squeezed between two buildings in Valletta on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Drainage pipes and a street lamp attached to a building in a Valletta alley on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierDrainage pipes and a street lamp attached to a building in a Valletta alley on May 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Pastel coloured clothes hang to dry from a Valletta balcony on April 18. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPastel coloured clothes hang to dry from a Valletta balcony on April 18. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The site of the tourism school at St George’s Bay on May 17, where two residential towers are planned. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe site of the tourism school at St George’s Bay on May 17, where two residential towers are planned. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The site of the tourism school at St George’s Bay on May 17, where two residential towers are planned. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe site of the tourism school at St George’s Bay on May 17, where two residential towers are planned. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A lone commuter walks down the path leading from the Central Bank to the bus terminus in St James’ Ditch in Valletta on May 12. The ditch used to be packed with cars until recent restoration works on the fortifications cleared the area of the eyesore. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA lone commuter walks down the path leading from the Central Bank to the bus terminus in St James’ Ditch in Valletta on May 12. The ditch used to be packed with cars until recent restoration works on the fortifications cleared the area of the eyesore. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Italy's Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Rossi takes aim during a practice session at the Bidnija shooting range on May 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliItaly's Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Rossi takes aim during a practice session at the Bidnija shooting range on May 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s defence tries to block a shot on goal during the EU Nations Championship waterpolo match against South Africa at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s defence tries to block a shot on goal during the EU Nations Championship waterpolo match against South Africa at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s coach Karl Izzo angrily reacts to a refereeing decision during the EU Nations Championship waterpolo match against South Africa at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta’s coach Karl Izzo angrily reacts to a refereeing decision during the EU Nations Championship waterpolo match against South Africa at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 15. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Malta’s Nicholas Bugelli (right) tries to prevent Scotland from scoring a goal during a group waterpolo match at the EU Nations Cup on May 13. Malta was victorious, with a score of 19-1. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Nicholas Bugelli (right) tries to prevent Scotland from scoring a goal during a group waterpolo match at the EU Nations Cup on May 13. Malta was victorious, with a score of 19-1. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Matthew Zammit (left) tries to keep the ball away from Scotland’s Alasdair Campbell during a group waterpolo match at the EU Nations Cup on May 13. Malta was victorious, with a score of 19-1. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Matthew Zammit (left) tries to keep the ball away from Scotland’s Alasdair Campbell during a group waterpolo match at the EU Nations Cup on May 13. Malta was victorious, with a score of 19-1. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Matthew Zammit (left) and Chris Campbell of Scotland collide yesterday during a group waterpolo match at the EU Nations Cup on May 13. Malta was victorious, with a score of 19-1. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Matthew Zammit (left) and Chris Campbell of Scotland collide yesterday during a group waterpolo match at the EU Nations Cup on May 13. Malta was victorious, with a score of 19-1. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A man shelters from the sun during a waterpolo game at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 12. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man shelters from the sun during a waterpolo game at the National Pool in Tal-Qroqq on May 12. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

 

 

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