Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken in Japan and beyond this week.

People wearing face masks cross the scramble intersection near Tokyo's JR Shibuya Station on Nov. 21, 2020, the first day of a three-day holiday. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Rhythmic gymnasts of Japan's national team perform their ball routine on Nov. 22, 2020, for the postponed Tokyo Olympics during an exhibition in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Spectators wearing face masks watch a rugby match between Waseda University and Keio University at Tokyo's Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Nov. 23, 2020, amid a surge in coronavirus cases in many parts of Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
"Maiko," traditional young Japanese female entertainers, make their debut on stage in Kyoto on Nov. 23, 2020, after many months of coronavirus-forced postponement. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A poster of the Japanese government's "Go To Travel" campaign (L) is seen at a fresh food market in Sapporo on Nov. 24, 2020. The government decided to exclude Sapporo and Osaka from the domestic travel subsidy program for three weeks, due to a recent resurgence of coronavirus cases in the two popular tourist destinations. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike attends a press conference in Tokyo on Nov. 25, 2020. Koike said the metropolitan government will request once again that restaurants serving alcohol shorten their operating hours for 20 days starting Nov. 28 in response to a recent resurgence of coronavirus infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A sales clerk at the Isetan department store in Tokyo's Shinjuku district explains an item in front of a screen on Nov. 25, 2020, during a demonstration of an app that enables customers to buy items online with the assistance of store clerks. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
SoftBank Hawks catcher Takuya Kai (facing camera) and closer Yuito Mori hug each other after the Hawks completed a four-game Japan Series sweep of the Yomiuri Giants with a 4-1 win at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka on Nov. 25, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Kawasaki Frontale celebrate after clinching the J-League first-division football title with a 5-0 win over Gamba Osaka on Nov. 25, 2020, at Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A doll maker in Tokyo unveils on Nov. 26, 2020, "hina" dolls modeled after the year's newsmakers, including those themed on the "new lifestyle" necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic (front R). (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's biggest ginkgo tree, located in Fukaura in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, is lit up on Nov. 26, 2020. The tree designated as a natural treasure, 22 meters in girth and 31 meters high, is believed to be over 1,000 years old. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo



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