Pictures of the Week (Jan. 30 – Feb. 5)

Swimming: Kosuke Kitajima Cup 2016
Tokyo, Japan – Kosuke Hagino in action during the Kosuke Kitajima Cup 2016 Men’s 400m individual medley Final at tatsumi International Swimming Center, January 30, 2016. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

Zoo keepers capture an escaped zebra at Ueno Zoo
Tokyo, Japan – Zoo keepers capture an escaped zebra at Ueno Zoo during an annual Escaped Animal Drill on February 2, 2016. Every year zoo keepers at one of Tokyo’s zoos organise an escape drill to practice what they would need to do in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. This year a member of the zoo staff wearing a zebra costume “escaped” and was subsequently captured and subdued by other zookeepers before it could get out onto the streets of Tokyo. In past years, gorillas and rhinos have also been involved in these events which are in themselves a tourist attraction. The zoo workers used giant nets, sticks and tranquilizer guns to make sure the zebra didn’t get away. (Photo by Naoki Morita/AFLO)

Fireworks during Setsubun celebration at Inaba Shrine in Gifu
Gifu, Japan – Men launch handheld fireworks known as tezutsu hanabi during Setsubun celebrations at Inaba Shrine, February 3, 2016. (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO)

The sun set behind Mt Fuji as seen from Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – The sunset “Diamond Fuji” over the summit of Mt. Fuji is observed from Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien district, February 4, 2016. (Photo by Hiroyuki Ozawa/AFLO)