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

The green flag of the Hamas militant group is flown at the top of piled-up debris in Gaza on May 22, 2021, after a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force's Blue Impulse aerobatic team flies over the venue of the Tohoku Kizuna Festival, being held in Yamagata on May 23, 2021, to wish for the Tohoku northeastern region's recovery from the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Phil Mickelson of the United States holds the winner's trophy after the final round of the PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina on May 23, 2021. The 50-year-old became the oldest major champion in golf history. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo shows syringes filled with COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and empty vials at a large vaccination center set up by the Aichi prefectural government in the town of Toyoyama on May 24, 2021. Inoculations at the center in the central Japan prefecture began the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman shows her arm after receiving a coronavirus vaccine shot at a newly opened mass vaccination center in Osaka on May 24, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken May 24, 2021, shows a pair of premium melons produced in Yubari, Hokkaido and sold for 2.7 million yen ($24,800) in this year's first auction at the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market in the northernmost main Japanese island earlier in the day. The price was about 23 times higher than last year's winning bid. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A banner with a slogan supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is displayed in the capital Damascus on May 25, 2021, a day ahead of the country's first presidential election since 2014. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People plant rice seedlings at a paddy in the Tottori Prefecture town of Hoki, western Japan, on May 26, 2021, with rice being harvested there to be used in the production of local sake. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing masks walk by an illustration showing Miraitowa (L) and Someity (R), official mascots of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, in Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, on May 26, 2021, with a coronavirus state of emergency in place about two months before the start of the Olympics. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A total lunar eclipse is observed from Sendai, northeastern Japan, on May 26, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A Tokyo Olympic torch relay participant rides a bicycle with the torch set on the handlebar on a bridge over Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, on May 27, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken May 28, 2021, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows the bow of Marshall Islands-registered chemical tanker Ulsan Pioneer, damaged after a collision with Japanese cargo ship Byakko off Imabari in the western Japan prefecture of Ehime, the previous night. The Byakko sank following the collision. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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