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Photos of the week - Times of Malta

22-29 June 2016

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

Italy fans watch the Italy-Spain Round of 16 Euro 2016 football match on television outside a coffee shop in Valletta on June 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiItaly fans watch the Italy-Spain Round of 16 Euro 2016 football match on television outside a coffee shop in Valletta on June 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The Saqqajja race stand (il-Loġġa tal-Palju) after being restored to its former glory in time for the traditional Mnarja horse races. The race stand, consisting of an arched grandstand and two flanking rooms, was built in 1696 to enable the grandmaster of the time to follow the races in comfort. The restored structure, which had for years been the victim of neglect and vandalism, was unveiled on June 28. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Saqqajja race stand (il-Loġġa tal-Palju) after being restored to its former glory in time for the traditional Mnarja horse races. The race stand, consisting of an arched grandstand and two flanking rooms, was built in 1696 to enable the grandmaster of the time to follow the races in comfort. The restored structure, which had for years been the victim of neglect and vandalism, was unveiled on June 28. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Trophies are displayed on the Saqqajja race stand (il-Loġġa tal-Palju) after being restored to its former glory in time for the traditional Mnarja horse races. The race stand, consisting of an arched grandstand and two flanking rooms, was built in 1696 to enable the grandmaster of the time to follow the races in comfort. The restored structure, which had for years been the victim of neglect and vandalism, was unveiled on June 28. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTrophies are displayed on the Saqqajja race stand (il-Loġġa tal-Palju) after being restored to its former glory in time for the traditional Mnarja horse races. The race stand, consisting of an arched grandstand and two flanking rooms, was built in 1696 to enable the grandmaster of the time to follow the races in comfort. The restored structure, which had for years been the victim of neglect and vandalism, was unveiled on June 28. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A cow looks on during the L-Imnarja celebrations in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA cow looks on during the L-Imnarja celebrations in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

People look on during the animal competitions at the L-Imnarja feast held in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiPeople look on during the animal competitions at the L-Imnarja feast held in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A fancy pigeon sits in its cage during the animal exhibitions at the L-Imnarja feats celebrated in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA fancy pigeon sits in its cage during the animal exhibitions at the L-Imnarja feats celebrated in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A guitarist plays during the traditional folk singing competition during the L-Imnarja feast in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA guitarist plays during the traditional folk singing competition during the L-Imnarja feast in Buskett on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Two jockeys and their horses approach the finishing line during the traditional L-Imnarja horse street races held at Saqqajja hill, near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiTwo jockeys and their horses approach the finishing line during the traditional L-Imnarja horse street races held at Saqqajja hill, near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

The traditional horse races during the l-Imnarja feast at Saqqajja hill, near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiThe traditional horse races during the l-Imnarja feast at Saqqajja hill, near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

The traditional horse races during the l-Imnarja feast at Saqqajja hill, near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiThe traditional horse races during the l-Imnarja feast at Saqqajja hill, near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A rider wearing his racing gear and the eight-pointed cross of Malta prepares his horse before the race during the l-Imnarja traditional street races on Saqqajja hill near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiA rider wearing his racing gear and the eight-pointed cross of Malta prepares his horse before the race during the l-Imnarja traditional street races on Saqqajja hill near Rabat on June 29. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

A building adjacent to Saqqajja race stand (il-Loġġa tal-Palju) lies behind a locked gate on June 28. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA building adjacent to Saqqajja race stand (il-Loġġa tal-Palju) lies behind a locked gate on June 28. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Armed Forces personnel keep an eye out from the St Publius Church bell tower at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaArmed Forces personnel keep an eye out from the St Publius Church bell tower at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A DJ warms up the crowd at the Isle of MTV concert on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA DJ warms up the crowd at the Isle of MTV concert on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Two concert-goers make a heart shape sign at the Isle of MTV concert on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo concert-goers make a heart shape sign at the Isle of MTV concert on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Clean Bandit’s Elisabeth Troy performs at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaClean Bandit’s Elisabeth Troy performs at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Jess Glynne sings at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaJess Glynne sings at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Rapper Wiz Khalifa sings near the crowds at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRapper Wiz Khalifa sings near the crowds at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Rapper Wiz Khalifa sings near the crowds at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRapper Wiz Khalifa sings near the crowds at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Rapper Wiz Khalifa sings near the crowds at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28 Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRapper Wiz Khalifa sings near the crowds at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28 Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28 Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRapper Wiz Khalifa performs at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28 Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28 Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaRapper Wiz Khalifa performs at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28 Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

World-famous DJ Steve Aoki does his music set on stage with fireworks and smoke machines at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaWorld-famous DJ Steve Aoki does his music set on stage with fireworks and smoke machines at the Isle of MTV on the Granaries in Floriana on June 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A couple of women use a cardboard box to shelter under during an unseasonal downpour on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of women use a cardboard box to shelter under during an unseasonal downpour on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Tourists take shelter under a shop canopy in Republic Street in Valletta during an unseasonal downpour on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTourists take shelter under a shop canopy in Republic Street in Valletta during an unseasonal downpour on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A couple of women use a cardboard box to shelter under during an unseasonal downpour on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA couple of women use a cardboard box to shelter under during an unseasonal downpour on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Addressing a press conference on June 24, after an emergency Brexit-themed Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat together with Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech said that for several weeks the government had been running models and simulations of what the move could mean for Malta. Photo: Matthew MirabelliAddressing a press conference on June 24, after an emergency Brexit-themed Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat together with Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech said that for several weeks the government had been running models and simulations of what the move could mean for Malta. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

The Union Jack from the British High Commissioner’s car in front of Castille on June 24, the afternoon after the United Kingdom announced it would be leaving the EU. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe Union Jack from the British High Commissioner’s car in front of Castille on June 24, the afternoon after the United Kingdom announced it would be leaving the EU. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

33 new buses join the fleet of buses serving the Maltese Islands on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier33 new buses join the fleet of buses serving the Maltese Islands on June 24. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Sunset is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder as the ship stands-by for migrants in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya on June 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiSunset is seen from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder as the ship stands-by for migrants in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya on June 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder watches the sunset as the ship stands-by for migrants in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya on June 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA crew member on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder watches the sunset as the ship stands-by for migrants in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya on June 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder looks at navigation charts as the ship stands-by for migrants in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya on June 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA crew member on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder looks at navigation charts as the ship stands-by for migrants in distress in international waters off the coast of Libya on June 21. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants in a dinghy await rescue by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMigrants in a dinghy await rescue by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Migrants in a dinghy reach out towards Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) rescuers on board the MOAS ship Topaz Responder around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMigrants in a dinghy reach out towards Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) rescuers on board the MOAS ship Topaz Responder around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant prays on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA migrant prays on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A migrant eats a biscuit on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA migrant eats a biscuit on the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Topaz Responder after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya on June 23. Some 5,000 migrants from over 40 boats were rescued that day, according to the Italian Coast Guard. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Security cameras and a statue of Our Lady protect a shop in San Gwann on June 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliSecurity cameras and a statue of Our Lady protect a shop in San Gwann on June 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is greeted by people as they wait for the arrival of his wife Michelle, who swum from Marsacala to the Grand Harbour in aid of charity on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiPrime Minister Joseph Muscat is greeted by people as they wait for the arrival of his wife Michelle, who swum from Marsacala to the Grand Harbour in aid of charity on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

People pose for a selfie with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as they wait for his wife Michelle to arrive in the Grand Harbour, after a three hour long swim for charity on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiPeople pose for a selfie with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat as they wait for his wife Michelle to arrive in the Grand Harbour, after a three hour long swim for charity on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his twin daughters wait for his wife Michelle to arrive in the Grand Harbour, after a three hour long swim for charity on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiPrime Minister Joseph Muscat and his twin daughters wait for his wife Michelle to arrive in the Grand Harbour, after a three hour long swim for charity on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Michelle Muscat finishes off her three-hour charity swim in Grand Harbour on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiMichelle Muscat finishes off her three-hour charity swim in Grand Harbour on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Michelle Muscat is all smiles as she arrives at the finishing line in the Grand Harbour after an eight kilometre swim lasting three hours on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit LupiMichelle Muscat is all smiles as she arrives at the finishing line in the Grand Harbour after an eight kilometre swim lasting three hours on June 25. Photo: Steve Zammit Lupi

Health Minister Chris Fearne (right), Jennifer Cornthwaite and National Blood Tranfusion Service director Alex Aquilina attend the unveiling of the new blood-freezing equipment at the labs next to St Luke’s Hospital on June 28. In the case of 35-year-old Jennifer Cornthwaite – whose blood group is only found in 0.04 per cent of the world’s population – the machine could mean the difference between life and death. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiHealth Minister Chris Fearne (right), Jennifer Cornthwaite and National Blood Tranfusion Service director Alex Aquilina attend the unveiling of the new blood-freezing equipment at the labs next to St Luke’s Hospital on June 28. In the case of 35-year-old Jennifer Cornthwaite – whose blood group is only found in 0.04 per cent of the world’s population – the machine could mean the difference between life and death. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A replica of what a post office counter would have looked like in days gone by at the recently opened Postal Museum, in Valletta on June 23. The Museum allows visitors to trace the evolution of a service, which, being around for years, remains in demand. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA replica of what a post office counter would have looked like in days gone by at the recently opened Postal Museum, in Valletta on June 23. The Museum allows visitors to trace the evolution of a service, which, being around for years, remains in demand. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Various nations postal boxes are displayed on the wall at the newly opened Postal Museum in Valletta on June 23. Photo: Matthew MirabelliVarious nations postal boxes are displayed on the wall at the newly opened Postal Museum in Valletta on June 23. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two men fish from the Bugibba quay on June 26. Photo: Chris Sant FournierTwo men fish from the Bugibba quay on June 26. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Little boats are stacked against a wall in Bugibba on June 26. Photo: Chris Sant FournierLittle boats are stacked against a wall in Bugibba on June 26. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A tiny homemade boat is equipped with plastic bottles to prevent it getting scratched in Bugibba on June 26. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA tiny homemade boat is equipped with plastic bottles to prevent it getting scratched in Bugibba on June 26. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

B36 Torshavn’s Hogni Eysturoy (right) and Valletta’s Federico Falcone chase the ball during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiB36 Torshavn’s Hogni Eysturoy (right) and Valletta’s Federico Falcone chase the ball during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Llywelyn Cremona and B36 Torshavn’s Roaldur Jakobson (right) jump for a high ball during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Llywelyn Cremona and B36 Torshavn’s Roaldur Jakobson (right) jump for a high ball during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Federico Falcone soars high over the B36 Torshavn’s defence during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Federico Falcone soars high over the B36 Torshavn’s defence during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Valletta’s Llywelyn Cremona and B36 Torshavn’s Jonas Por Naes clash for the ball as B36 goalkeeper Trygvi Ashkam moves in during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiValletta’s Llywelyn Cremona and B36 Torshavn’s Jonas Por Naes clash for the ball as B36 goalkeeper Trygvi Ashkam moves in during the first leg of their Champions League first qualifying round football match at the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on June 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

 

 

 

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