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


Photo taken Feb. 27, 2021, shows Mt. Fuji seen from a rape field at Azumayama Park in Ninomiya, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A priest rings a bell during a memorial ceremony on Feb. 28, 2021, at a beach in Shichigahama, a northeastern Japan town devastated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami disaster, ahead of its 10th anniversary. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


People wearing face masks look at cherry blossoms in Tokyo's Ueno Park on Feb. 28, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kengo Suzuki crosses the finish line to win the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon in Otsu, central Japan, on Feb. 28, 2021, setting a national record of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 56 seconds. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


Todai-ji temple in the western Japan city of Nara is illuminated by torch fire during the Omizutori traditional annual event on March 1, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The third shipment of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine is loaded onto a truck at Narita airport near Tokyo on March 1, 2021, after being transported from Belgium. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, leaves after attending a press conference in Beijing on March 2, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A wooden boat loaded with hundreds of dolls from Awashima shrine in Wakayama sails in the sea off the western Japan city on March 3, 2021, in a traditional Girls' Day ritual. The dolls, dedicated to the shrine from across Japan, are swept out to sea as part of a ritual to pray for girls' good fortune and happiness. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on March 3, 2021, shows work under way near Jiyugaoka Station in Tokyo to restore railway services on part of the Tokyu Toyoko Line after scaffolding at a construction site alongside tracks collapsed amid strong winds the previous day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


A launching ceremony is held for Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Mogami in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, on March 3, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken by a Kyodo News airplane on March 4, 2021, shows the site of a landslide in Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Iwate Gov. Takuya Tasso holds online talks with Emperor Naruhito (L in screen) and Empress Masako (R in screen) at the prefectural government headquarters in Morioka on March 4, 2021, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake, which severely affected the northeastern Japan prefecture. (Pool photo) (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Hinako Shibuno is pictured before the start of the first round of the JLPGA season-opening Daikin Orchid Ladies at Ryukyu Golf Club in the Okinawa Prefecture city of Nanjo, southern Japan, on March 4, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


The opening ceremony of the opening ceremony of the National People's Congress is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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