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

Fireworks light up the night sky at the port of Nagoya in central Japan on Oct. 24, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter shows autumn leaves surrounded by Lake Chuzenji in the Tochigi Prefecture city of Nikko, eastern Japan, on Oct. 24, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
New Delhi's iconic India Gate is shrouded in smog on Oct. 24, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A dead Bryde's whale is landed at a port in Sendai, northeastern Japan, on Oct. 24, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Oct. 25, 2020, shows a 155-meter-wide, 35 meter-high LED illumination at Nabana no Sato botanical park in Kuwana in Mie Prefecture, central Japan. The illumination event started the previous day and will run through the end of May 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Oct. 25, 2020, shows the interior of the renovated Bhutan Museum in Katsuyama in Fukui Prefecture. The museum, moved from the central Japan prefecture's capital of Fukui, reopened the same day, displaying traditional Bhutanese costumes and musical instruments. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The thatched roofs of traditional farmhouses are doused with water on Oct. 27, 2019, during an annual fire drill in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Anti-establishment demonstrators march on the German Embassy in Bangkok on Oct. 26, 2020, calling for reform of the monarchy and the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. King Maha Vajiralongkorn spends most of his time in Germany instead of Thailand, which has stirred controversy. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Takuya Kai (R) of the SoftBank Hawks celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a regular-season game against the Lotte Marines at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, on Oct. 27, 2020. The Hawks went on to win 5-1 to clinch their first Pacific League title in three years. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The surface of Tsutanuma Lake in Towada in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, reflects autumn foliage on the morning of Oct. 27, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Former Japanese Empress Michiko (C) visits Meiji Jingu shrine in Tokyo on Oct. 28, 2020, ahead of the 100th anniversary of its founding on Nov. 1. (Pool photo) (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People walk in Osaka's Dotonbori commercial district on Oct. 29, 2020, while wearing face masks amid unabated coronavirus infections. Japan's cumulative total of confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 100,000 the same day, amid a recent uptick in the number of new infections coinciding with a resumption in economic activity. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Mandarin ducks are seen on Oct. 30, 2020, by the Hino River in Hino, Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, a popular wintering spot for the birds. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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