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

About 1,000 T-shirts printed with photos and illustrations are hung up for an art exhibition on a beach in Kuroshio in Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, on Oct. 31, 2020. The annual event was postponed from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Fireworks are set off in Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture on Oct. 31, 2020, to encourage people in the northeastern Japan city severely battered by the March 2011 earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People in costumes are pictured in Osaka's Minami commercial district on Halloween on Oct. 31, 2020, amid concern over the coronavirus. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Hot-air balloons fly over the southwestern Japan city of Saga on Oct. 31, 2020. The annual event was held with the number of balloons participating cut to about 30 flown by local clubs, down sharply from over 100 flown by clubs across the world last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Multiple exposure photo shows Reina Satake performing in the women's individual final at the national trampoline championships in the Mie Prefecture city of Yokkaichi, central Japan, on Nov. 1, 2020. Satake won the event for the first time. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


People stage a rally on New York's Times Square on the day of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, 2020, calling for all votes to be counted, including mail-in ballots used at an unprecedented level amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A Christmas tree is unveiled at the Sapporo Factory shopping and restaurant complex in Sapporo, northern Japan, on Nov. 3, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A man walks past the European Commission headquarters building in Brussels as it flies European Union flags at half-staff on Nov. 3, 2020, in honor of the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Vienna and Nice, France. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Mahina Maeda competes in the women's final of the Japan Open of Surfing on Nov. 3, 2020, on Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, the surfing venue of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People visit the so-called Blue Pond in Biei, Hokkaido, lit up with light-emitting diode lights on Nov. 4, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Trees show off their autumn colors at Expo'70 Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka, on Nov. 4, 2020, with the Tower of the Sun, a major artwork by the late Taro Okamoto, seen in the background. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Photo taken Nov. 4, 2020, from Kofu in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, shows Mt. Daisen covered with snow for the first time in the season. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


The season's first sauries were landed at a port in Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Nov. 4, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Maple trees are lit up on Nov. 5, 2020, at Eikando Zenrinji, a temple in Japan's ancient capital Kyoto. The event, which sees about 3,000 maple trees illuminated, will be open to the public from Nov. 7 to Dec. 6. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Photo taken on Nov. 5, 2020, shows a worker in a protective suit at a chicken farm in Mitoyo in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, after an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian flu was confirmed there. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


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