Pictures of the Week (Oct. 31 – Nov. 4)

October 30, 2011, Kawasaki, Japan – People wear unique costumes during one of the biggest Halloween celebration events in Japan. Hundreds of people participated in a Halloween march around the main street of Kawasaki Station, south of Tokyo. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

October 30, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – Members of the media take a look at breath-taking views of Tokyo from the main observation deck of Tokyo Sky Tree. The main observation deck of the terrestrial digital broadcasting tower was for the first time, opened to the media. The three-story structure at 350 meters above the ground houses a restaurant, souvenir shop and an observation deck on the top floor. The tower begins its operation on May 22, 2012. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

November 1, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – An intelligent machine with padded arms capable of helping healthcare workers lifts an acting disabled patient during a demonstration for the media as Toyota unveiled experimental robots for nursing and healthcare aimed for commercialization from 2013 at its facility in Tokyo. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

November 3, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – A musketeer fires his match lock musket at a Martial Arts demonstration held at Meiji shrine to celebrate Japan’s National Culture Day. (Photo by Bruce Meyer-Kenny/AFLO)

November 4, 2011, Shanghai, China – Kanako Murakami (JPN) poses on ice during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2011/2012 Cup of China 2011 Women’s Short Program at the Shanghai Oriental Sport Center. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT)