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

Shiramizu Amidado, a Buddhist hall at Ganjo-ji temple in Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, is lit up on Nov. 7, 2020. The illumination event at the national treasure-designated hall began in 2012 to shore up local tourism after the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster and the subsequent nuclear crisis in the region. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Nov. 7, 2020, shows equipment installed at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo to measure human body temperatures and disinfect people ahead of the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Workers at Daiyasu Co., a long-established Japanese pickles producer in Kyoto, prepare to make "senmaizuke" pickled sliced turnips on Nov. 7, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Urawa Reds Ladies celebrate after winning the Nadeshiko League women's football title on Nov. 8, 2020, at Urawa Komaba Stadium in Saitama, Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko attend a ceremony on Nov. 8, 2020 at the Matsu no Ma stateroom of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo where he was formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne. The ceremony, part of the "Rikkoshi no rei" rituals, had been postponed for seven months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Large screens in Tokyo's Shinjuku area on Nov. 8, 2020, show Joe Biden's speech as he declares victory in the U.S. presidential election. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Photo taken on Nov. 9, 2020, shows a three-week-old reticulated giraffe and his mother at the Adventure World zoo in Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan. The baby giraffe went on public display the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Composite photo shows Kyuji Fujikawa of the Hanshin Tigers pitching in the last game of his career on Nov. 10, 2020, against the Yomiuri Giants at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A test flight of an air taxi is conducted without a passenger in Seoul on Nov. 11, 2020. The South Korean government is planning to commercialize the taxi in 2025. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo



People wearing face masks walk in Osaka's Dotonbori commercial district on Nov. 11, 2020. A record 256 new cases were confirmed the same day in the western Japan prefecture. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A street TV in Seoul shows an avatar of MBN anchorwoman Kim Ju Ha reading news with the use of artificial intelligence on Nov. 11, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A preview is held for a flower-themed illumination show at the Tottori Hanakairo flower park in Nambu, western Japan, on Nov. 11, 2020, two days ahead of its official start. About 1 million lights are used at the 80,000 square meter park for the event, which runs through Jan. 11. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing face masks walk in Tokyo's Asakusa area on Nov. 12, 2020, amid a surge in coronavirus cases across Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Leaves of an 18-meter-tall ginkgo tree turn yellow at the former site of an elementary school in Nichinan in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, on Nov. 12, 2020. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


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