Pictures of the Week (Feb. 2 – Feb. 8)

FIS World Cup Ski Jumping

Sapporo, Japan – Sara Takanashi of Japan jumps in the air during the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping Women’s Normal Hill Individual (HS100) at Miyanomori Jump Stadium, February 3, 2013 in Hokkaido, Japan. (Photo by AFLO)

Setsubun bean throwing festival at Zoujouji Temple

Tokyo, Japan – Kids with demon masks throw soybeans at demons on stage at Zojoji Temple in downtown Tokyo as a part of Setsubun Tsuinashiki, or Bean-Throwing Festival, on February 3, 2013. (Photo by Koichiro Suzuki/AFLO)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo, Japan – Chuseikinendou, one of famous buildings in Taiwan, which is made of ice, is lit up during the opening night of the Sapporo Yuki Matsuri, or Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan, February 5, 2013. The Sapporo Snow Festival marks the 64th year consisting of various shapes and sizes of snow statues and ice sculptures. (Photo by Koichiro Suzuki/AFLO)

KIRIN Challenge Cup 2013 - Japan 3-0 Latvia

(L-R) Andris Vanins (LAT), Shinji Kagawa (JPN) and Kaspars Gorkss (LAT) compete during Kirin Challenge Cup 2013 match between Japan 3-0 Latvia at Home’s Stadium Kobe in Hyogo, Japan, February 6, 2013. (Photo by Takamoto Tokuhara/AFLO)

Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2013

Tokyo, Japan – A visitor shakes hands with Ultraman during the 75th Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) in downtown Tokyo, February 7, 2013. The TIGS is the largest International Trade Show in Japan, and held semi-annually, each Spring and Autumn at Tokyo Big Sight. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)