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

Two people in Myanmar ride a motorcycle on March 27, 2021, as seen in this photo taken from the Chinese side of the border with Myanmar in Ruili, Yunnan Province. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Yuma Kagiyama of Japan performs during the men's free skate at the world figure skating championships in Stockholm on March 27, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The stranded container ship Ever Given (back) is pictured in Egypt's Suez Canal on March 27, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Tokyo Olympic torch is carried aboard a boat as part of its relay in the eastern Japan city of Tochigi on March 28, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Ko Itakura scores Japan's third goal with a header past Argentina goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma during the second half of an Under-24 football friendly on March 29, 2021, at Kitakyushu Stadium in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Tokyo Olympic flame is passed from torch to torch in Kiryu in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, as part of its relay on March 30, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Tokyo Olympic torch relay is held in the Gunma Prefecture city of Tatebayashi, eastern Japan, on March 30, 2021, with cherry blossoms blooming. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People visit Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on March 31, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the theme park's opening in western Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom at Hanamiyama park in Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on March 31, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People look at cherry blossoms at a park in Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture, eastern Japan, on March 31, 2021, with Mt. Fuji seen in the background. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A new employee of Japanese trading giant Itochu Corp. walks into the company's office building in Tokyo on April 1, 2021, the first day of the new business year. The company canceled a welcome ceremony for new employees amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Social distancing measures are taken for fans watching a game between the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on April 1, 2021, the opening day of the Major League Baseball season. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing face masks walk in Osaka's Umeda area on April 1, 2021, amid a resurgence in coronavirus infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Voters cast ballots at a polling station in Seoul on April 2, 2021, the first day of two-day early voting for the April 7 Seoul mayoral by-election. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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