From the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Pink Fashion Show to a controversial shooting incident and Budget Day, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos taken over the past days.

The silver Vauxhall belonging to British national Stephen Smith is seen behind the Home Affairs Minister’s official car after the minister’s armed chauffer fired gunshots following an incident in Gzira on November 19. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaThe silver Vauxhall belonging to British national Stephen Smith is seen behind the Home Affairs Minister’s official car after the minister’s armed chauffer fired gunshots following an incident in Gzira on November 19. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The silver Vauxhall (rear) belonging to British national Stephen Smith is moved out of the way by the police after being involved in a shooting incident with the armed chauffer of the Home Affairs Minister’s official car following an incident in Gzira on November 19. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaThe silver Vauxhall (rear) belonging to British national Stephen Smith is moved out of the way by the police after being involved in a shooting incident with the armed chauffer of the Home Affairs Minister’s official car following an incident in Gzira on November 19. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

The burners are fired heating the air inside a hot air balloon outside the entrance to the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliThe burners are fired heating the air inside a hot air balloon outside the entrance to the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Cyprus’s Sophia Patsalides' takes to the stage at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCyprus’s Sophia Patsalides' takes to the stage at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Maltese entry Federica Falzon is introduced to the crowd at the opening of the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMaltese entry Federica Falzon is introduced to the crowd at the opening of the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Italy’s Vincenzo Cantiello performs his song during the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliItaly’s Vincenzo Cantiello performs his song during the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Emilija Djonin's performs "Svet u mojim očima" on the Junior Eurovision stage in Marsa during the final on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliEmilija Djonin's performs "Svet u mojim očima" on the Junior Eurovision stage in Marsa during the final on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Federica Falzon performs the song ‘Diamonds’ at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Federica Falzon performs the song ‘Diamonds’ at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Gaia Cauchi takes to the stage at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15, Gaia had represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and won the contest with her song "The Start". Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Gaia Cauchi takes to the stage at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15, Gaia had represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and won the contest with her song "The Start". Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta’s Gaia Cauchi performs at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15, Gaia had represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and won the contest with her song "The Start". Photo: Matthew MirabelliMalta’s Gaia Cauchi performs at the final of the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15, Gaia had represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and won the contest with her song "The Start". Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Italy’s Vincenzo Cantiello celebrates after winning the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliItaly’s Vincenzo Cantiello celebrates after winning the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Italy’s Vincenzo Cantiello shouts with joy after after winning the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliItaly’s Vincenzo Cantiello shouts with joy after after winning the Junior Eurovision Song contest at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Italy’s Vincenzo Cantiello is presented the Junior Eurovision Song contest trophy by last year’s winner Gaia Cauchi at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew MirabelliItaly’s Vincenzo Cantiello is presented the Junior Eurovision Song contest trophy by last year’s winner Gaia Cauchi at Marsa on November 15. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and speaker Anglu Farrugia make their way through the Palace in Valletta towards Parliament before presenting the budget on November 17. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFinance Minister Edward Scicluna and speaker Anglu Farrugia make their way through the Palace in Valletta towards Parliament before presenting the budget on November 17. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Fr Charles Fenech, who faces charges of sexual abuse, arrives in court on November 19 for an unrelated case. Photo: Jason BorgFr Charles Fenech, who faces charges of sexual abuse, arrives in court on November 19 for an unrelated case. Photo: Jason Borg

A model reads the latest edition of Pink magazine while her hair is being done at the Pink fashion show which was held at Progress Press on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA model reads the latest edition of Pink magazine while her hair is being done at the Pink fashion show which was held at Progress Press on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A model waits her turn to hit the runway at the Pink fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA model waits her turn to hit the runway at the Pink fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Models backstage at the Pink Fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant FournierModels backstage at the Pink Fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Models anxiously await their turn to take on the catwalk at the Pink fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant FournierModels anxiously await their turn to take on the catwalk at the Pink fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A model on the catwalk at the Pink fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA model on the catwalk at the Pink fashion show on November 13. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A model presents a creation by Liu Jo during a fashion show to mark Pink magazine’s 10th anniversary at Progress Press in Mriehel, on November 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA model presents a creation by Liu Jo during a fashion show to mark Pink magazine’s 10th anniversary at Progress Press in Mriehel, on November 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A model presents a creation by Marks & Spencer during a fashion show to mark Pink magazine’s 10th anniversary at Progress Press in Mriehel, on November 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA model presents a creation by Marks & Spencer during a fashion show to mark Pink magazine’s 10th anniversary at Progress Press in Mriehel, on November 13. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Former Police Commissioner John Rizzo, who now heads the Civil Protection Department, takes an oath on November 19 before testifying at the Public Accounts Committee about his involvement in the oil procurement investigations. Photo: Jason BorgFormer Police Commissioner John Rizzo, who now heads the Civil Protection Department, takes an oath on November 19 before testifying at the Public Accounts Committee about his involvement in the oil procurement investigations. Photo: Jason Borg

A woman smiles at her chocolate coated creation as if to say ‘I know how good bananas can be’, at the Qormi Banana Festival on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA woman smiles at her chocolate coated creation as if to say ‘I know how good bananas can be’, at the Qormi Banana Festival on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A boy is pleased with his candy floss at the Banana Festival in Qormi on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA boy is pleased with his candy floss at the Banana Festival in Qormi on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

After long years of study, students enjoy their university graduation ceremony at the Jesuits Church in Valletta on November 18. Photo: Jason BorgAfter long years of study, students enjoy their university graduation ceremony at the Jesuits Church in Valletta on November 18. Photo: Jason Borg

New graduates share a thought during their graduation ceremony on November 19. Photo: Jason BorgNew graduates share a thought during their graduation ceremony on November 19. Photo: Jason Borg

Grandmaster Pinto is seen on the back of a truck in Qormi on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant FournierGrandmaster Pinto is seen on the back of a truck in Qormi on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Statues are transported in Qormi on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant FournierStatues are transported in Qormi on November 16. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A gate leading into a farm outside Marsascala is seen covered with religious inscriptions on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA gate leading into a farm outside Marsascala is seen covered with religious inscriptions on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A long overdue clean-up of Lower Fort St Elmo was started on November 15. Most of the debris, estimated to total some 90 tons, consisted of materials left over by carnival float makers, who used the site for many years. Photo: Jason BorgA long overdue clean-up of Lower Fort St Elmo was started on November 15. Most of the debris, estimated to total some 90 tons, consisted of materials left over by carnival float makers, who used the site for many years. Photo: Jason Borg

A limestone wall that many describe as unsightly is erected along part of the Coast Road on November 18 to eliminate the danger to passing traffic from any rocks that might otherwise crumble off the excavated rock face. Dubbed “the Great Wall of Salini”, photos of the wall have been making the rounds on the social media. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA limestone wall that many describe as unsightly is erected along part of the Coast Road on November 18 to eliminate the danger to passing traffic from any rocks that might otherwise crumble off the excavated rock face. Dubbed “the Great Wall of Salini”, photos of the wall have been making the rounds on the social media. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Laundry hangs outside balconies in Valletta on November 19. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaLaundry hangs outside balconies in Valletta on November 19. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Paintings by 12,000 children are incorporated in an impressive art installation forming part of the fourth edition of the ZiguZajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 17. Each painting was digitised, printed and integrated in the installation, by artist Austin Camilleri. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPaintings by 12,000 children are incorporated in an impressive art installation forming part of the fourth edition of the ZiguZajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 17. Each painting was digitised, printed and integrated in the installation, by artist Austin Camilleri. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Paintings by 12,000 children are incorporated in an impressive art installation forming part of the fourth edition of the ZiguZajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 17. Each painting was digitised, printed and integrated in the installation, by artist Austin Camilleri. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPaintings by 12,000 children are incorporated in an impressive art installation forming part of the fourth edition of the ZiguZajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 17. Each painting was digitised, printed and integrated in the installation, by artist Austin Camilleri. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors take part in Three Sunsets during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors take part in Three Sunsets during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Actors take part in Three Sunsets during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiActors take part in Three Sunsets during the Ziguzajq Arts Festival in Valletta on November 19. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Players tussle for possession during the Challenge Cup hockey final between Qormi and Young Stars at Corradino on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiPlayers tussle for possession during the Challenge Cup hockey final between Qormi and Young Stars at Corradino on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Qormi players celebrate scoring a goal against Young Stars during the Challenge Cup hockey final at Corradino on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiQormi players celebrate scoring a goal against Young Stars during the Challenge Cup hockey final at Corradino on November 16. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

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