Here is a selection of photos taken by Kyodo News photographers in Japan and beyond this week.
Tulips are in full bloom in a garden in Sakura in Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan, on April 3, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A parade is held in Cairo on April 3, 2021, to transport royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum to the newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Tokyo Olympic flame is carried on a ropeway gondola in Gifu, central Japan, on April 4, 2021, as part of the torch relay. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo shows people walking in front of Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China, on April 4, 2021, about one year after the world's first coronavirus lockdown was lifted in the city around two and a half months after its imposition. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken April 6, 2021, in Nemuro, Hokkaido shows Kunashiri Island, one of the Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands off the Japanese northernmost main island. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on April 7, 2021, shows cherry blossoms at the Japan Mint head office in Osaka. The famous cherry blossom viewing site is closed to the public for the second consecutive year amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura is pictured on April 7, 2021, during a prefectural anti-coronavirus task force meeting where the western Japan prefecture decided to declare a medical state of emergency due to the increased strain on its health care system amid surging virus infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Top photo shows several pedestrians crossing an intersection in Tokyo's Ginza area on April 7, 2020, when a coronavirus state of emergency was declared in the Japanese capital and six other prefectures. Bottom photo shows the same place on April 6, 2021, with people having returned to the streets. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Holocaust survivors light a fire in Jerusalem on April 7, 2021, during a memorial ceremony commemorating Jews killed in genocide carried out by Nazi Germany during World War II. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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