Pictures of the Week (Sept. 26 – Sept. 30)

The shadow of Maria Sharapova (RUSSIA) dances on the court in a womens singles match against  Julia Georges (GER) at the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum on September 28, 2011, The second-seeded Russian had a hard time eliminating the 13th-seeded Georges in 7-6, 7-6. Sharapova will face fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic on Thursday in a rematch of this year’s Wimbledon final. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Meisa Kuroki poses in UNIQLO’s new “Ultra Light Down” clothing during the company’s press conference in Tokyo, Japan, September 22, 2011. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/AFLO)

The first all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft ordered by All Nippon Airways Co. comes to landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on a flight from Everett, Washington, U.S.A., on September 28, 2011. The world’s first carbon-composite passenger jetliner will make commercial flights on a route between Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, and Hong Kong. (Photo by AFLO)

Daisuke Miyazaki (JPN) prepares to spike the ball during a training session for Handball Japan National Men’s Team at Ajinomoto National Training Center in Tokyo, Japan, September 28, 2011. (Photo by Jun Tsukida/AFLO SPORT)

Yokohama, Japan –  An artwork of cupnoodles on display during the grand opening of the Nissin Cup Noodles Museum. Visitors can learn about the history of the Cup Noodles product and partake in a session to make their own homemade instant ramen noodles at the museum’s “Chikin Noodle Factory.” The museum’s art director, Kashiwa Sato, is also in charge of graphic design for the massive Japanese clothes retailer UNIQLO. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)