Pictures of the Week (August 25 – August 31)

Higashi-Fuji, Japan – Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s multi-purpose missiles explode over Type 10 tanks during the self-defense forces’ joint live-fire exercise “Fire Power 2012” at the ground self-defense force’s firing range in Higashi Fuji, Shizuoka prefecture, southeast of Tokyo, on Saturday, August 25, 2012. (Photo by AFLO)

Higashi-Fuji, Japan – Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s multi-purpose missiles explode over Type 10 tanks during the self-defense forces’ joint live-fire exercise “Fire Power 2012” at the ground self-defense force’s firing range in Higashi Fuji, Shizuoka prefecture, southeast of Tokyo, on Saturday, August 25, 2012. (Photo by AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Performers in colorful costumes dance to the music during the Super Yosakoi Dance Festival at Tokyo’s Harajuku on Sunday, August 26, 2012. A total of 88 teams with some 5,000 dancers competed in the annual event taking place at the plush Harajuku area. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – (L to R) Noelle Maritz (SUI), Hanae Shibata (JPN) compete during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012, Group A .match between Japan 4-0 Switzerland at National Stadium. (Photo by Daiju Kitamura/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – (L to R) Shiori Kinoshita (JPN), Yoko Tanaka (JPN) during the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012, Group A .match between Japan 4-0 Switzerland at National Stadium. (Photo by Daiju Kitamura/AFLO SPORT)