Pictures of the Week (June 2 – June 8)

Tokyo, Japan – Foreigner women dressed as anime characters pose for a photo during the 2012 Moe Culture Festival, June 2, 2012. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marín/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – The transit of Venus (silhouetted) across the sun was observed through the clouds from central Tokyo, June 6, 2012. This rare event will not occur again for another 105 years. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Yuko Oshima, winner of the election, reacts during the AKB48 General Election at Nippon Budokan, June 6, 2012. This event is held annually where AKB48 fans can vote for their favorite member in the group. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marín/Nippon News)

Tokyo, Japan – Protesters stage a die-in demonstration in front of the Prime minister’s Official Residence against the proposed restart of the Oi Nuclear Power Plant, June 7, 2012. The government is set to decide to reactivate the plants two reactors in Fukui Prefecture, some 496km west of Tokyo, but 71 percent of the recent poll taken by a Japanese newspaper opposed the hasty restart of the idled reactors. About a hundred women, many of whom from Fukushima where they have had a nuclear crisis of their own since last March 11, staged a peaceful protest against the planned reactivation of the Fukui reactors. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Saitama, Japan – Keisuke Honda gives a thumbs up during the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Asian Qualifier Final Round, Group B match between Japan 6-0 Jordan at Saitama Stadium 2002, June 8, 2012. (Photo by Yusuke Nakanishi/AFLO SPORT)