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

The Asuka II cruise ship returns to the port of Yokohama near Tokyo on May 1, 2021, after a passenger tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's Ran Takahashi (R) spikes during the second set of a men's volleyball match against China at Ariake Arena in Tokyo on May 1, 2021, a test event for the Olympics. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Composite photo shows Minami Itahashi (R) and Matsuri Arai of Japan performing en route to finishing seventh in the women's 10-meter synchronized final at the FINA Diving World Cup at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 2, 2021. The event, which doubles as the final qualifier and a test event for the Tokyo Olympics, was held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People visit dried up Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan's Nantou County on May 2, 2021, as Taiwan has experienced its worst drought in half a century. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Myanmar residents in Japan stage an anti-coup rally in Tokyo on May 2, 2021, urging their host country to recognize the National Unity Government, an organization set up in opposition to the Feb. 1 military coup, as Myanmar's legitimate governing body. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyoto News helicopter on May 2, 2021, shows a roof ripped from an apartment building in the Shizuoka Prefecture city of Makinohara, central Japan, possibly due to a tornado the previous day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms glow in the dark in the Wakayama Prefecture town of Nachikatsuura, western Japan, on May 3, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A man (L) receives a free coronavirus vaccination at T-Mobile Park in Seattle ahead of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Baltimore Orioles on May 4, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A half-marathon race is held amid the coronavirus pandemic at the venue of the Tokyo Olympics marathon as a test event in Sapporo on May 5, 2021. The venue for the Olympic men's and women's marathon was moved from Tokyo to the northern Japan city due to extreme summer heat in the capital. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing face masks walk in front of Osaka Station amid the coronavirus pandemic during the morning commute on May 6, 2021, the first weekday after the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets the press at his office in Tokyo on May 6, 2021, after holding talks with his Cabinet members over the government's coronavirus response. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Women wave to a motorcade for the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in the Kumamoto Prefecture city of Yamaga, southwestern Japan, on May 6, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Angel Stadium's big screen shows Shohei Ohtani's 10th home run of the season in the third inning of the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 6, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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