Pictures of the Week (Nov. 30 – Dec. 6)

Boxing: Ryota Murata official practice session
Tokyo, Japan – Ryota Murata in action during his official practice session at Teiken Boxing Gym, November 29, 2013. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

Lady Gaga Artpop Press Conference
Tokyo, Japan – US pop singer Lady Gaga (R) poses for photographers with GAGADOLL (L), a doll create that resembles Gaga and could play music when hugged, at a press conference promoting her new album, Artpop in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, December 1, 2013. (Photo by Koichiro Suzuki/AFLO)

Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Colorado, United States – Moe Hanaoka competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom, December 1, 2013. (Photo by Hiroyuki Sato/AFLO)

Christmas tree at Marunouchi Kitte commercial complex
Tokyo, Japan – A Christmas tree, some 47 feet tall, is lit up in a ceremony at Kitte Marunouchi, one of the newest commercial complex located opposite to Tokyo Station on Monday, December 2, 2013. The tree, said to be the tallest of its kind in Japan, was illuminated in special effects simulating falling snow. (Photo by Katsumi Kasahara/AFLO)

Demo against the state secrets protection bill in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Thousands of citizens voice their concerns over the passage of the controversial state secrets protection bill in Diet as they rally around the parliament building in the heart of Tokyo in a demonstration on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The bill would impose harsh penalties on those who leak classified government information. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)