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

Myanmarese residents in Japan stage a protest rally in front of United Nations University in Tokyo on Feb. 1, 2021, after Myanmar's military seized power in a coup and declared a state of emergency. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


People wearing face masks walk in Nagoya on Feb. 2, 2021. On the same day, Japan extended the coronavirus state of emergency for Tokyo and other regions, including the central Japan city, by one month to March 7 in view of alleviating the load on the nation's manpower-strapped hospitals. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Divers wearing "oni" demon masks wave to visitors from inside a fish tank at Kaiyukan aquarium in Osaka on Feb. 2, 2021, a day when a traditional bean-throwing ritual is held in Japan with people shouting "devils out, fortune in" to symbolically purify the home by throwing roasted soybeans at a family member posing as "oni." (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Photo taken Feb. 2, 2021, shows beans being distributed to visitors for free at a traditional Japanese bean-throwing event at a Naritasan temple in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture. The event was scaled down amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A snow sculpture of William Smith Clark, known as Dr. Clark, who played a key role in the development of Hokkaido in the 19th century, is pictured at Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo, northern Japan, on Feb. 3, 2021. It was created for an online event that began on Feb. 4 to make up for the cancellation of the annual Sapporo Snow Festival due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An ice sculpture of the Beijing Winter Olympic mascot is pictured at an ice and snow festival in the Yanqing district of Beijing on Feb. 3, 2021. The Beijing Winter Olympics are scheduled to open on Feb. 4, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


People light candles in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 3, 2021, in a protest against the military coup staged earlier in the week. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Red-crowned cranes, designated as a Japanese special national treasure, flutter on a feeding ground in the Hokkaido village of Tsurui, northern Japan, on Feb. 3, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga adjusts his face mask at a House of Representatives budget committee session in Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Feb. 4, 2021, at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake, central Japan, shows an automatic PCR testing system, unveiled to the media the same day. The private medical university will introduce by March the high-speed coronavirus testing robot, capable of checking 2,500 people per day, with its test result for each person requiring only 80 minutes. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


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