Pictures of the Week (Oct. 3 – Oct. 7)

October 6, 2011 – Japanese pay tribute to Steve Jobs at the demise of the Apple co-founder in front of its store at Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district. Jobs, who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died peacefully surrounded by family, said Apple on Wednesday. He was 56. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

October 5, 2011 – Monica Walser, CEO of Freitag, attends a press event for Freitag’s new flagship store opening in the Ginza shopping district part of Tokyo. FREITAG from Switzerland, the popular bag and stationery maker opens its first flagship store in Asia. Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro of Torafu Architects were the two architects of Freitag’s new building design. The founders of FREITAG, Daniel and Markus Freitag, made their first bag using recycled truck tarpaulin from a used car in 1993. Until today, the look of used looking colored bags made from recycled parts of second-hand cars can be seen on the backs of hipsters and bike messengers in Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya and other fashion trend setting areas in Tokyo. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

October 5, 2011 – Kohei Uchimura swings on the bar during the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Men’s Training Horizontal Bar at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)

Oct. 4, 2011 – Japanese visitors touch the wax figure of Bruce Willis at the Madame Tussauds museum exhibit in Tokyo, Japan. The world’s 13th Madame Tussauds museum showcases 19 wax figures of  celebrity musicians and movie stars. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)

October 4, 2011 – Visitors have their hands on Sony’s binoculars, capable of high-quality digital recording in 2D and 3D at Ceatec Japan 2011, one of the largest electronics and information technology trade shows in Asia, in Chiba, Japan just east of Tokyo. (Photo by AFLO)