[WATCH] Political satire and Carnival floats

MaltaToday’s photographer James Bianchi roamed the streets of Valletta on Saturday morning, capturing Carnival floats and colourful costumes

25 February 2017, 5:45pm
A carnival float of Emmy Bezzina, replicating newspapers' cartoons including those carried by MaltaToday and Illum (Photography: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
A carnival float of Emmy Bezzina, replicating newspapers' cartoons including those carried by MaltaToday and Illum (Photography: James Bianchi/MediaToday)

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Carnival is the perfect occasion to take the mickey out of politicians and Maltese artists never fail, as multiple floats taking part in this year's edition show.

The European Union: a naked German chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande at the back, Malta’s Joseph Muscat at the front, and UK’s Theresa May holding her foreign secretary Boris Johnson tight to her chest

Balancing the scales: Konrad Mizzi and his coins whilst Ann Fenech holds tight to the pastizz

It's all about love:

One of MaltaToday's many cartoons featured on a float
One of MaltaToday's many cartoons featured on a float
Newspaper cartoons make a hit:

Because there's no Carnival without Emmy:

Beware of this lion… hearts might melt