Pictures of the Week (Jul. 25 – Jul 31)

The 38th Sumida River Fireworks Festival
Tokyo, Japan – Fireworks light up the sky over Sumida River in Tokyo during The 38th Sumida River Fireworks Festival on July 25, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Some 20 thousand fireworks were released along the Sumida River. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Shinjuku Eisa Festival 2015
Tokyo, Japan – Eisa dancers perform during the Shinjuku Eisa Festival 2015, July 25, 2015. The annual festival is held on the month of July since 2002. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

PETA protests Hermes treatment of crocodiles
Tokyo, Japan – Body painted models from PETA (the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals organization) pose as slaughtered crocodiles in front of the luxury Hermes store in the upscale Ginza shopping district, July 30, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. PETA claims that Hermes bags and accessories use crocodiles and alligators that are kept in poor conditions and still conscious when being cut open. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tom Cruise Arrives in Japan
Tokyo, Japan – American actor and filmmaker Tom Cruise (R) greets fans at Haneda International Airport, July 31, 2015. Tom stayed for one hour in the arrivals hall to greet the 700 or so fans that had come to welcome him. Flying in from South Korea, he will attend a press conference and the Japan Premiere of the film “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” in downtown Tokyo. The movie hits the Japanese theaters on August 7. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Artistic Gymnastics: 6th Asian Gymnastics Championships
Hiroshima, Japan – Aiko Sugihara in action during the 6th Asian Gymnastics Championships Women’s Individual All-Around and Team Floor, July 31, 2015. (Photo by Sho Tamura/AFLO SPORT)