Pictures of the Week (July 28 – August 3)

Tokyo, Japan – (L to R) The winner of “Shimbashi Net Award” Lisa Kikukawa, the winner Shoko Kondo and the runner-up Manamy Fujimoto at Yukata Beauty Contest in Koichi Festival, July 27, 2012. Shoko Kondo, one of the 10 finalists of 270 candidates, wins the annual Yukata Beauty Festival at Koichi Festival in the Shimbashi district part of Tokyo. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – The finalist Hidemi Akanuma dances at Yukata Beauty Contest in Koichi Festival. Shoko Kondo, one of the 10 finalists of 270 candidates, wins the annual Yukata Beauty Festival at Koichi Festival in the Shimbashi district part of Tokyo, July 27 2012. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Men and women, young and old, tens of thousands of citizens hold candles in a peaceful protest outside the Diet building in Tokyo against the resumption of two nuclear reactors in western Japan along the coast of the Sea of Japan, July 29, 2012. “We don’t need nuclear power,” shouted the protesters as they marched by the head office of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, in a street demonstration earlier. The demonstrators, estimated at about 200,000 according to the organizer, then walked to the Diet and encircled the building in a candlelight vigil. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

London, UK – Ryosuke Irie (JPN) during the Men’s Swimming 200m Backstroke Heat at Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games, August 1, 2012. (Photo by Enrico Calderoni/AFLO SPORT)

London, UK – Rie Tanaka (JPN) during the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Balance Beam at North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games, August 2, 2012. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

Tokyo, Japan – The new perfume designed by Lady Gaga on sale at Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku shopping center in Tokyo, Aug 03, 2012. Lady Gaga Fame debuts in Tokyo on August 1st, while its worldwide launch is scheduled for September. The perfume is a creation of Coty Beauty Inc, the major U.S. perfume company. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)