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

A statue of the late comedian Ken Shimura is unveiled in his hometown of Higashimurayama, western Tokyo, on June 26, 2021. Shimura died in March 2020 due to the new coronavirus. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People look at pictures of residents still unaccounted for on June 26, 2021, near the site of a condominium building collapse in Surfside, Florida. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People head to Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, southwestern Japan, on June 28, 2021, as its main tower reopens to the public the same day after undergoing repairs following a pair of massive earthquakes in 2016. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A theatrical show titled "The Great Journey" is performed at the National Stadium in Beijing on June 28, 2021, three days before the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Flowers are laid in Yachimata in Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan, on June 29, 2021, at the site where the previous day a truck driven by a drunk man crashed into elementary school students, killing two and leaving three others seriously injured. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A Tokyo Olympic torch relay participant takes a picture of a torch in Sagamihara in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, on June 29, 2021. The torch relay on public roads in the prefecture was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and an alternative event was held there. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Lotus flowers are in full bloom in a pond in Gyoda in Saitama Prefecture, eastern Japan, on June 29, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani walks to the bullpen to warm up before his pitching start against the New York Yankees on June 30, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Workers check cube-shaped watermelons in Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, on June 30, 2021, as the season's first shipments of the fruit start. The watermelons used as ornaments were grown in special containers and they carry a wholesale price of around 10,000 yen ($90) a piece. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Athletes representing Ireland arrive at Narita airport near Tokyo on July 1, 2021, to compete in the Tokyo Olympics starting in late July. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Climbers begin descending from the summit of Mt. Fuji on July 1, 2021, as the summer climbing season officially begins on the Yamanashi Prefecture side. The highest mountain in Japan was closed to the public during the previous summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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