Here is our selection of news photos taken in Japan and beyond by Kyodo News photographers this week.

Photo taken Sept. 19, 2020, shows A staircase featuring former yokozuna Chiyonofuji at Tokyo's JR Ryogoku Station near the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo hall is pictured on Sept. 19, 2020. Chiyonofuji, who died in 2016 aged 61, captured 31 elite-level titles, the third most in the history of the sport. (Kyodo)


Fans watch a baseball game at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, on Sept. 19, 2020. Japan relaxed a rule limiting the size of crowds at pro sports games, movie theaters and other events the same day in yet another sign of a gradual return to social and economic activities at pre-coronavirus levels. (Kyodo)
Legoland Japan's Mr. Cop is pictured at the theme park in Nagoya, central Japan, on Sept. 19, 2020, as he serves as one-day chief of Aichi prefectural police's Minato station. (Kyodo) 


Protesters call for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation over corruption charges and the way his government has handled the coronavirus crisis on Sept. 20, 2020, in front of his official residence in Jerusalem. (Kyodo)
The main street in Tokyo's Asakusa area is crowded with tourists on Sept. 20, 2020, the second day of a four-day holiday, despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
Hiroyoshi Utsunomiya from Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, celebrates as his 410.3 kilogram pumpkin was recognized as Japan's heaviest in a competition on the western Japan island of Shodoshima in Kagawa Prefecture on Sept. 20, 2020. (Kyodo) 


Minato Oike competes en route to winning the women's elite class at the BMX park national championships in Okayama, western Japan, on Sept. 21, 2020. (Kyodo) 


The first snowcap of the season on Mt. Fuji is pictured from a Kyodo News helicopter over Yamanashi Prefecture on Sept. 21, 2020. (Kyodo)


The world's tiniest 9.9-millimeter-long Rubik's Cube is unveiled to the media in Tokyo on Sept. 23, 2020. MegaHouse Corp., a subsidiary of Japanese major toy maker Bandai Co., started accepting orders on its website the same day for the 3-D combination puzzle to be sold at 198,000 yen ($1,880). Secondary use of this photo requires attaching the following copyright: "(C) 1974 Rubik's (R) Used under licence Rubiks Brand Ltd. All rights are reserved." (Kyodo) 


Women working at a restaurant in the northeastern Japan city of Akita on Sept. 23, 2020, make the local specialty "kiritampo" -- mashed cooked rice on a skewer that is then grilled -- using newly harvested rice. The women wore face shields and disposable gloves amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)


The Happy Ride with Baymax, a new attraction set to open on Sept. 28 at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, is shown to the press during a preview on Sept. 25, 2020. (Kyodo) 

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