Here is our selection of news photos taken in Japan and beyond by Kyodo News photographers this week.
Visitors go down a water slide at the Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Kuwana in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, on Aug. 1, 2020, wearing masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
A costume role player takes part in the opening ceremony of the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, central Japan, on Aug. 1, 2020, wearing a face shield amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2020, shows a broken clock at a park in the flood-hit city of Yatsushiro in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, after torrential rain in July. (Kyodo)
Children wearing face masks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic gather for a group photo after attending a Buddhist ordination ceremony at Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto on Aug. 4, 2020. (Kyodo)
People walk in Nagoya's Nishiki area, lined with restaurants and bars in central Japan on Aug. 4, 2020. Nagoya has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. (Kyodo)
Tiger Woods hits a shot during a practice round prior to the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco on Aug. 5, 2020. (Kyodo)
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Aug. 6, 2020, shows a giant floating monument of the five Olympic rings to be temporarily removed from its location in Tokyo Bay to undergo safety inspections and maintenance. (Kyodo)
Photo taken Aug. 6, 2020, shows the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. Seen in the background is the annual ceremony being held to mark the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the western Japan city during World War II. (Kyodo)
A child watches a screen at the former site of a ballpark in Hiroshima displaying candle-lit lanterns in memory of victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of the western Japan city on Aug. 6, 2020, its 75th anniversary. (Kyodo)
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