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Photograph by Issei Kato—Reuters

Oct. 25, 2013. Traditional sumo wrestling club members at Saitama Sakae junior and senior high school prepare for a photo session with cyclists including Tour de France winner Christopher Froome of Britain in Saitama, north of Tokyo.

From the royal christening and the World Series to the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and a 75 million-year-old baby dinosaur, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

Nov. 4, 2012. Water is discharged at the Shirakawa-go World Heritage site in Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan. This annual drill is held to prevent fire. (The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images) 

From President Obama’s reelection and Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath to a deadly earthquake in Guatemala and a train cemetery in Bolivia, TIME presents the best photographs of the week.

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Community members leave the East London Mosque after Eid prayers in London. Combined with the adjoining London Muslim Centre, it is one of the largest mosques in the United Kingdom. Nov. 16, 2010. (Photo: Bharat Choudhary)

Getty Images announced the winners of their 2012 Editorial Photography competition at Visa Pour l’Image, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. Four photographers will receive more than $80,000 in funding.

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Loos-en-Gohelle #02607, 2009

A new retrospective of the work of Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on July 28, looks at vistas on the verge of change.

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Fidel Castro poses with the Cuban women’s basketball team in Havana.

Neil Leifer spent a year traversing the globe to photograph athletes for TIME’s 1984 Olympics special issue. From the plains of Kenya to Russia’s Red Square to The Great Wall of China, Leifer used grand backdrops to photograph the athletic stars of the day.

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Painting (Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria by Rubens). Self-portrait.

For over a decade, Kimiko Yoshida has created photos of herself in which she wears elaborate costumes that reference a wide range of subjects, from haute couture to the canon of Western painting.

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Oct. 27, 2011. Each patient at Minori-kai, an organization that cares for disabled people in Sendai, Japan, can make a wish once a year, and it will be fulfilled by the staff. One of the residents wished for a bath in a local hot spring, and he was taken there by staff members.

In a city on Japan’s northeast coast, at a care center for the mentally and physically disabled, discussions about rebuilding what last year’s tsunami destroyed are only just beginning. See more here.

Untitled (woman in white dress running), 1971

Daido Moriyama, who is featured in a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, arrived in Tokyo in 1961 and began photographing the seedy streets of Shinjuku. See more here.

Happy Birthday Party (Tokyo)

Tomorrow, March 14, is White Day, a Japanese holiday that exists to counterbalance Valentine’s Day. It’s an example of a phenomenon that photographer Joseph Maida says he sees throughout the country and explores in his latest work on Japan. See more here.

Feb. 25, 2012. Kesennuma, Japan. A ship deposited inland by the tsunami.

A year ago, it was hard to know what to expect. The three disasters that blindsided Japan on March 11, 2011—a 9.0 earthquake, a massive tsunami and a triple nuclear meltdown—created an unprecedented crisis for which there was no rulebook. See more here.

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