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

People take to the streets in Sao Paulo on June 19, 2021, in protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil's COVID-19 death toll reached 500,800 the same day, becoming the second country after the United States to top 500,000. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken June 20, 2021, shows the main dining hall in the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic athletes' village. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speaks at his first post-election press conference in Tehran on June 21, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Preparation is under way for coronavirus vaccinations at Hiroshima University on June 21, 2021, in Higashihiroshima in Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan. Mass vaccinations at some Japanese universities for their students and employees began the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A customer drinks sake at a bar in Tokyo on June 21, 2021, following a slight easing of coronavirus restrictions. The bar resumed serving alcohol. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Skymark Airlines Inc. unveils to the media a passenger jet with a Pokemon animation series-themed livery on June 21, 2021, at Tokyo's Haneda airport. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department conducts a security drill to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on June 22, 2021, in Yumenoshima in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic walk by a countdown board for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in front of JR Shimbashi Station in Tokyo on June 23, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Combined photo shows the spread of airborne droplets when no face mask is worn (top) and with a mask in place during a test conducted with laser lights at Tokyo Dome on June 23, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken June 23, 2021, shows the No. 3 reactor of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan. The aging reactor restarted the same day, becoming the country's first nuclear unit to operate beyond the government-mandated 40-year service period introduced under new rules set after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A man places his hand on a monument at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, on June 23, 2021, the 76th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa. The names of over 200,000 people who lost their lives in the major World War II ground battle between Japanese and U.S. troops are engraved on the monument. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A Hong Kong resident holds up a copy of the Apple Daily's final print edition on June 24, 2021. The pro-democracy newspaper folded under pressure from authorities, putting an end to its 26-year history. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken June 24, 2021, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters (C) and surrounding areas. Official campaigning for the Tokyo metropolitan assembly election kicked off on June 25. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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