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

Deer are pictured near the Nara National Museum in the western Japan city on June 12, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An All Nippon Airways Co. flight attendant (C) receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Tokyo's Haneda airport on June 13, 2021, as the airline became the first Japanese private firm to start an inoculation program for employees. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman wearing a face mask passes by a closed shop in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on June 13, 2021, as a coronavirus state of emergency remains in place in the capital. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People rally in support of hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran on June 14, 2021, ahead of Iran's presidential election on June 18. Raisi leads the three other candidates substantially, according to a public poll. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An annual event to view Japanese stewartia begins at the Torin-in temple garden in Kyoto on June 15, 2021. The flower blooms and falls from the tree in one day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura meets the press following a meeting of the western Japan prefecture's coronavirus task force on June 16, 2021, during which the prefecture decided to ask the central government to place it under a quasi-state of emergency if the current state of emergency is lifted on June 20 as scheduled. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Coronavirus vaccine is loaded onto an airplane bound for Vietnam on June 16, 2021, at Narita airport near Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Shanghai Disneyland celebrates the fifth anniversary of its opening on June 16, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's Olympic baseball manager Atsunori Inaba announces his 24-man roster, including former New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, in Tokyo on June 16, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
WBA and IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (L) of Japan and Filipino challenger Michael Dasmarinas face each other during a press conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 17, 2021, two days before their boxing world title match. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's Tokyo Olympic-bound artistic swimming team performs in the team technical routine at an exhibition event in the central Japan city of Shizuoka on June 17, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Large screens in Tokyo's Shinjuku area show Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meeting the press in Tokyo on June 17, 2021, to explain the government's decision to end the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka and six other prefectures on June 20. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo


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