Pictures of the Week (Nov. 17 – Nov. 23)

Tokyo, Japan – A street snowboarder slides down the handrail during the “BURTON RAIL DAYS presented by MINI” competition, the biggest street snowboarding contest in downtown Tokyo, November 17, 2012. The world’s top pro snowboarders came together to perform various tricks on handrails and ledges during this event at the Roppongi Hills Arena. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Berenice Marlohe appears at the ”007 Skyfall” Press Conference for OMEGA in the Yurakucho Marion, Tokyo, Japan, November 19, 2012. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/Nippon News)

Tokyo, Japan – Models with 007 Bond girl’s costumes pose for pictures during the Japan Premiere for ”007 Skyfall,” November 19, 2012. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/Nippon News)

Tokyo, Japan – Shinzo Abe, president of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party, fields questions during a news conference in Tokyo, November 21, 2012, following the unveiling of the LDP manifesto for the December 16 Diet lower house election. The pledges include economic goals such as a 3% nominal growth target and vow to strike an agreement with the Bank of Japan to work toward achieving a 2% inflation target. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, November 21, 2012. Swift is in Japan to promote her new latest album “Red.” (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)