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


The second shipment of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine is transported after being unloaded from an All Nippon Airways plane at Narita airport near Tokyo on Feb. 21, 2021. The shipment of up to around 450,000 doses from Pfizer's factory in Belgium is earmarked for an initial group of health workers in the first phase of Japan's vaccination program that began on Feb. 17. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People stage a rally in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 22, 2021, in protest against the Feb. 1 military coup. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Yu Darvish of the San Diego Padres takes batting practice during spring training in Peoria, Arizona, on Feb. 22, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A mass is held on Feb. 23, 2021, at Kuroshima Church on a remote island in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. The church standing in the World Heritage-listed "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" held the mass to mark the completion of its restoration. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A woman tries to lift up giant rice cakes weighing 90 kilograms in total at Daigo-ji temple in Kyoto, western Japan, on Feb. 23, 2021, during an annual ritual to pray for good health. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Sardines are pictured at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium in central Japan on Feb. 24, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train arrives at JR Sendai Station in Miyagi Prefecture on Feb. 24, 2021, as bullet train services between Tokyo and northeastern Japan resumed the same day, 11 days after they were disrupted due to a powerful earthquake that hit the Tohoku region. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A tea ceremony is held at the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, western Japan, on Feb. 25, 2021, with two women wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Feb. 25, 2021, shows the site of a wildfire in Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan. The wildfire started four days earlier. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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