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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

2-8 June 2016

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

Former boxer Bertu Camilleri paid tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali by putting up an old poster of the American icon in the main hall of his gym in Għargħur on June 6. “Cassius Clay, as he was originally known, taught boxing to the world and it is fitting to have his photo displayed for all to see,” Mr Camilleri said, as the sporting world mourned Ali’s death. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFormer boxer Bertu Camilleri paid tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali by putting up an old poster of the American icon in the main hall of his gym in Għargħur on June 6. “Cassius Clay, as he was originally known, taught boxing to the world and it is fitting to have his photo displayed for all to see,” Mr Camilleri said, as the sporting world mourned Ali’s death. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Former boxer Bertu Camilleri paid tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali by putting up an old poster of the American icon in the main hall of his gym in Għargħur on June 6. “Cassius Clay, as he was originally known, taught boxing to the world and it is fitting to have his photo displayed for all to see,” Mr Camilleri said, as the sporting world mourned Ali’s death. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaFormer boxer Bertu Camilleri paid tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali by putting up an old poster of the American icon in the main hall of his gym in Għargħur on June 6. “Cassius Clay, as he was originally known, taught boxing to the world and it is fitting to have his photo displayed for all to see,” Mr Camilleri said, as the sporting world mourned Ali’s death. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A man at Bertu’s Gym in Għargħur lifts weights in front of a poster of Muhammad Ali on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA man at Bertu’s Gym in Għargħur lifts weights in front of a poster of Muhammad Ali on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

British film director Sir Alan Parker (2nd right), in Malta for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival during which his 1978 film Midnight Express is being screened, visits Fort St Elmo, where most of the film was shot, in Valletta on June 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritish film director Sir Alan Parker (2nd right), in Malta for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival during which his 1978 film Midnight Express is being screened, visits Fort St Elmo, where most of the film was shot, in Valletta on June 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

British film director Sir Alan Parker, in Malta for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival during which his 1978 film Midnight Express is being screened, visits Fort St Elmo, where most of the film was shot, in Valletta on June 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritish film director Sir Alan Parker, in Malta for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival during which his 1978 film Midnight Express is being screened, visits Fort St Elmo, where most of the film was shot, in Valletta on June 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

British film director Sir Alan Parker, in Malta for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival during which his 1978 film Midnight Express is being screened, talks to The Sunday Times of Malta at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana on June 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritish film director Sir Alan Parker, in Malta for the second edition of the Valletta Film Festival during which his 1978 film Midnight Express is being screened, talks to The Sunday Times of Malta at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana on June 4. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Members of Parliament make their way down the steps towards Parliament after the Sette Giugno Ceremony held at Hastings Gardens in Valletta on June 6. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of Parliament make their way down the steps towards Parliament after the Sette Giugno Ceremony held at Hastings Gardens in Valletta on June 6. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young EkoSkola student and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat follow attentively during a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young EkoSkola student and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat follow attentively during a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young EkoSkola student and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stand at the opening of a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young EkoSkola student and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stand at the opening of a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Speaker of the House Angelo Farrugia, addresses EkoSkola students and Ministers at the opening of a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSpeaker of the House Angelo Farrugia, addresses EkoSkola students and Ministers at the opening of a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Nationalist MP George Pullicino speaks with an EkoSkola student at the opening of a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliNationalist MP George Pullicino speaks with an EkoSkola student at the opening of a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young EkoSkola student and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat follow attentively during a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young EkoSkola student and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat follow attentively during a special sitting in Parliament to debate a motion moved by the students urging their older peers to take action on climate change on June 2. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix (left) leaves Valletta's Grand Harbour for the start of its summer search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean on June 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix (left) leaves Valletta's Grand Harbour for the start of its summer search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean on June 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix leaves Valletta's Grand Harbour for the start of its summer search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean on June 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix leaves Valletta's Grand Harbour for the start of its summer search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean on June 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A cat sits at the cat village St Julian’s on June 2. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA cat sits at the cat village St Julian’s on June 2. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Messages are left in a makeshift cat shelter for the cat Masha on June 6. Masha was a local Valletta cat that had become part of the community and was put down by the Animal Welfare Department. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMessages are left in a makeshift cat shelter for the cat Masha on June 6. Masha was a local Valletta cat that had become part of the community and was put down by the Animal Welfare Department. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Yachts sail offshore while waiting to participate in the Valletta Pageant of the Seas in Grand Harbour on June 7. The event was part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiYachts sail offshore while waiting to participate in the Valletta Pageant of the Seas in Grand Harbour on June 7. The event was part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A powerboat speeds past Fort St Angelo during the Valletta Pageant of the Seas in Grand Harbour on June 7. The event was part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA powerboat speeds past Fort St Angelo during the Valletta Pageant of the Seas in Grand Harbour on June 7. The event was part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Turkish gullet Fernandes and a carnival float parade during the Valletta Pageant of the Seas in front of Fort St Angelo in Grand Harbour on June 7. The event was part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe Turkish gullet Fernandes and a carnival float parade during the Valletta Pageant of the Seas in front of Fort St Angelo in Grand Harbour on June 7. The event was part of the Valletta 2018 festivities to mark the 450th anniversary since Valletta’s foundation. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A man takes a photograph of a model of Zurrieq Parish church made of matchsticks at the Fish Festival on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA man takes a photograph of a model of Zurrieq Parish church made of matchsticks at the Fish Festival on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Old bicycles line one of the roads in Zurrieq during the Fish Festival on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliOld bicycles line one of the roads in Zurrieq during the Fish Festival on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A hawker weighs a fish during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA hawker weighs a fish during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A girl stares at an assortment of sweets on display at the Fish Festival in Zurrieq held on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA girl stares at an assortment of sweets on display at the Fish Festival in Zurrieq held on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A chef cooks some pasta during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA chef cooks some pasta during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A girl models on stage during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA girl models on stage during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Young girls participate in a modelling competition during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliYoung girls participate in a modelling competition during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A young girl, accompanied by her mother models on stage during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq held on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA young girl, accompanied by her mother models on stage during the Fish Festival in Zurrieq held on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Military re-enactors participate in the Fish Festival in Zurrieq held on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMilitary re-enactors participate in the Fish Festival in Zurrieq held on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A bougainvillea outside Valletta’s Bridge Bar is caught in a shaft of sunlight on June 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA bougainvillea outside Valletta’s Bridge Bar is caught in a shaft of sunlight on June 6. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Road works between Rabat and Bahrija ground to halt after the discovery of tombs dating to Punic times on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierRoad works between Rabat and Bahrija ground to halt after the discovery of tombs dating to Punic times on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Road works between Rabat and Bahrija ground to halt after the discovery of more tombs dating to Punic times on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierRoad works between Rabat and Bahrija ground to halt after the discovery of more tombs dating to Punic times on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Mobile phone antennae and a crane are seen at dusk in Valletta on June 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMobile phone antennae and a crane are seen at dusk in Valletta on June 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The floodlit steeple of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral and the bell tower of St John’s Co-Cathedral, currently undergoing restoration, pierce the dusk sky on June 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiThe floodlit steeple of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral and the bell tower of St John’s Co-Cathedral, currently undergoing restoration, pierce the dusk sky on June 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta streets, buildings and bastions are seen at night on June 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta streets, buildings and bastions are seen at night on June 7. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

People walk past an advertising poster at The Point in Sliema on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPeople walk past an advertising poster at The Point in Sliema on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A woman pushes a child in a pushchair at The Point in Sliema on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA woman pushes a child in a pushchair at The Point in Sliema on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Children ride their scooters in the main square at The Point in Sliema on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChildren ride their scooters in the main square at The Point in Sliema on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A dog sits with its owner in a hammock at the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. The park was transformed into a sea of colour and music as Malta’s biggest non-mainstream festival got underway. About 20,000 people attended this year’s festival. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA dog sits with its owner in a hammock at the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. The park was transformed into a sea of colour and music as Malta’s biggest non-mainstream festival got underway. About 20,000 people attended this year’s festival. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

People relax in hammocks during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaPeople relax in hammocks during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A man hugs a woman whilst holding a placard reading ‘You are a miracle ’ during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA man hugs a woman whilst holding a placard reading ‘You are a miracle ’ during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A woman tries to balance and walk along a cargo strap attached between trees during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA woman tries to balance and walk along a cargo strap attached between trees during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A woman is lifted up by a man during an impromptu yoga session during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA woman is lifted up by a man during an impromptu yoga session during the Earth Garden festival in Ta’ Qali National Park on June 6. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A worker removes a political billboard in Msida on June 3, after the Planning Authority ordered irregular billboards must be removed. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA worker removes a political billboard in Msida on June 3, after the Planning Authority ordered irregular billboards must be removed. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A man fishes while a woman sunbathes in Qawra on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA man fishes while a woman sunbathes in Qawra on June 6. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Highflying aircraft leave contrails as they cross each other over Malta on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierHighflying aircraft leave contrails as they cross each other over Malta on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Highflying aircraft leave contrails as they fly parallel over Malta on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant FournierHighflying aircraft leave contrails as they fly parallel over Malta on June 8. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

The 410-foot super yacht Maryah sails into the Grand Harbour on June 8. The yacht accommodates up to 54 passengers in total luxury, providing its guests with a large nightclub, fully equipped spa, business centre, computer room, games room, gym, private dining room, sushi bar and a full cinema, in addition to a swimming pool. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaThe 410-foot super yacht Maryah sails into the Grand Harbour on June 8. The yacht accommodates up to 54 passengers in total luxury, providing its guests with a large nightclub, fully equipped spa, business centre, computer room, games room, gym, private dining room, sushi bar and a full cinema, in addition to a swimming pool. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Children and adults alike meet outside Anastasi’s in Valletta on June 4, to exchange football stickers in the hope of completing the Panini album for the 2016 European Cup. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChildren and adults alike meet outside Anastasi’s in Valletta on June 4, to exchange football stickers in the hope of completing the Panini album for the 2016 European Cup. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Works get underway to completely revamp the football pitch at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali for the first time in 36 years on June 3. The stadium will be receiving a new drainage system, laying of gravel and installation of brand new grass. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiWorks get underway to completely revamp the football pitch at the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali for the first time in 36 years on June 3. The stadium will be receiving a new drainage system, laying of gravel and installation of brand new grass. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Gilbert Agius’s decorated playing career at Valletta FC was recognised in a testimonial match against visiting UK side Whitegate United, at the Luxol Ground on June 4. Former team captain Agius (right) made his debut in the City shirt back in September 1990. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGilbert Agius’s decorated playing career at Valletta FC was recognised in a testimonial match against visiting UK side Whitegate United, at the Luxol Ground on June 4. Former team captain Agius (right) made his debut in the City shirt back in September 1990. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Umeh Calistus is blocked by goalkeeper L. Jones of visiting UK side Whitegate United during a testimonial match for Gilbert Agius at the Luxol Ground in St Andrew’s on June 4. Former team captain Gilbert Agius made his debut in the City shirt back in September 1990. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Umeh Calistus is blocked by goalkeeper L. Jones of visiting UK side Whitegate United during a testimonial match for Gilbert Agius at the Luxol Ground in St Andrew’s on June 4. Former team captain Gilbert Agius made his debut in the City shirt back in September 1990. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Gilbert Agius’s decorated playing career at Valletta FC was recognised in a testimonial match against visiting UK side Whitegate United, at the Luxol Ground in St Andrew’s on June 4. Former team captain Agius (right) made his debut in the City shirt back in September 1990. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGilbert Agius’s decorated playing career at Valletta FC was recognised in a testimonial match against visiting UK side Whitegate United, at the Luxol Ground in St Andrew’s on June 4. Former team captain Agius (right) made his debut in the City shirt back in September 1990. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Gymnasts leap through the air during the Malta Gymnastics Club’s annual event, Gymfest, at the University Sports Complex in Tal-Qroqq on June 5. Some 500 gymnasts, aged between 5 and 16, from 12 schools participated in the event, showcasing their physical abilities with their performances. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGymnasts leap through the air during the Malta Gymnastics Club’s annual event, Gymfest, at the University Sports Complex in Tal-Qroqq on June 5. Some 500 gymnasts, aged between 5 and 16, from 12 schools participated in the event, showcasing their physical abilities with their performances. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Gymnasts take part in the closing ceremony of the Malta Gymnastics Club’s annual event, Gymfest, at the University Sports Complex in Tal-Qroqq on June 5. Some 500 gymnasts, aged between 5 and 16, from 12 schools participated in the event, showcasing their physical abilities with their performances. Picture taken with zoom burst. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGymnasts take part in the closing ceremony of the Malta Gymnastics Club’s annual event, Gymfest, at the University Sports Complex in Tal-Qroqq on June 5. Some 500 gymnasts, aged between 5 and 16, from 12 schools participated in the event, showcasing their physical abilities with their performances. Picture taken with zoom burst. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A horse and its driver warm up for a race at the Marsa horse racing track on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA horse and its driver warm up for a race at the Marsa horse racing track on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A horse and its driver warm up for a race at the Marsa horse racing track on June 5. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA horse and its driver warm up for a race at the Marsa horse racing track on June 5. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

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