Pictures of the Week (Jul. 20 – Jul. 26)

Japan Upper House Election
Tokyo, Japan – Shinzo Abe, center, Japan’s prime minister and president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, pins a paper rose on the name of a winning candidate at the party’s election headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday, July 21, 2013. A decisive victory by Abe’s coalition bloc in Sunday’s upper house election would give him a a total control of both houses of parliament, setting the stage for Japan’s first stable government since 2006. (Photo by AFLO)

Sailor Suit Middle Age Man in Schoolgirls Idol Group
Tokyo, Japan – The Japanese idol group “Chaos de Japon” performance at Pasela Resorts Grande Shibuya on July 20, 2013. The middle-aged man “GrowHair”, who is producer and member of the junior-high schoolgirls idol group “Chaos de Japon”, wears a schoolgirl uniform (Sailor Suit) every weekend around Tokyo. He holds a Master in Mathematics from Waseda University and works in a printing company on weekdays. He started wearing the schoolgirl uniform in June 2011, because of a Ramen shop promotion for which people in a Sailor-suit could get free noodles. Mr. GrowHair joined the idol group “Chaos de Japon” this March. During the performance he takes pictures and also dances and sings. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo, Japan – Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr poses for photographers during a press conference for Kora Organics in Tokyo, Japan, on July 22 2013. (Photo by AFLO)

Football/Soccer: Manchester United tour 2013 - Yokohama F Marinos 3-2 Manchester United
Yokohama, Japan – (L-R) Andrew Kumagai (F Marinos), Shinji Kagawa (Man.U), Yuta Narawa (F Marinos) in action during the Manchester United Tour 2013, match between Yokohama F Marinos 3-2 Manchester United at Nissan Stadium, July 23, 2013. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)