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

High waves are observed in the sea off the Wakayama Prefecture town of Kushimoto, western Japan, on Oct. 10, 2020, due to the approach of Typhoon Chan-hom. (Kyodo)


Children pose for a photo at the Expo 1970 Commemorative Park in Suita in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Oct. 10, 2020, after a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the event. Osaka will host World Expo 2025. (Kyodo) 
Balloons are sent up from a restored bank of the Chikuma River in Nagano, central Japan, on Oct. 11, 2020, a day ahead of the first anniversary of deadly Typhoon Hagibis. (Kyodo) 
A BMX event is held on Oct. 11, 2020, at the new Sanriku BMX Stadium built at the former site of an elementary school in Ofunato, northeastern Japan. The school in Iwate Prefecture was abolished after being hit by the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster. (Kyodo) 
People take part in a military-civilian rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Oct. 12, 2020. (Kyodo) 
Photo taken Oct. 13, 2020, shows sailfish at the Aquamarine Fukushima aquarium in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Iwaki, northeastern Japan. (Kyodo)
Maya Yoshida (R) of Japan collects a pass during the first half of an international football friendly against Ivory Coast on Oct. 13, 2020, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. (Kyodo) 
The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force's new submarine Taigei is unveiled in Kobe on Oct. 14, 2020. (Kyodo) 
Anti-government protesters gather in Bangkok on Oct. 14, 2020, reiterating their demand for political change and reform of the monarchy. (Kyodo) 
Max Muncy (13) of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Cody Bellinger (35) after hitting a grand slam to cap an 11-run first inning in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 14, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (Kyodo)
A northern pika is spotted in a rocky area in Shikaoi in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Oct. 15, 2020. (Kyodo) 


Photo taken Oct. 16, 2020, shows the renovated Ginza subway station in Tokyo. (Kyodo) 



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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - October 3 ~ October 9

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