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

The four candidates running in the presidential election of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, (from L) Taro Kono, Fumio Kishida, Sanae Takaichi and Seiko Noda, attend an online debate session at the LDP's headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 25, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Sept. 26, 2021, shows the Japan Pavilion at the world exposition to be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from Oct. 1. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kei Komuro (C), the boyfriend of Japanese Princess Mako, arrives at Narita airport near Tokyo on Sept. 27, 2021, after a flight from New York. The couple is preparing to marry. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Candles are lit in Kiso in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, on Sept. 27, 2021, in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the Mt. Ontake eruption. The disaster left 58 people dead and five others unaccounted for. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Visitors look at a J-16D electronic warfare jet at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China, in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, on Sept. 28, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Liberal Democratic Party President-elect Fumio Kishida waves to fellow LDP lawmakers at a Tokyo hotel after winning the Japanese ruling party's presidential election on Sept. 29, 2021. Kishida will effectively succeed outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
High school students in Hiroshima, the constituency of new Liberal Democratic Party President Fumio Kishida in western Japan, look at an extra edition of a local newspaper on Sept. 29, 2021, reporting his victory in the party presidential election earlier in the day. Kishida is set to become Japan's next prime minister. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Bags containing "chitoseame" long stick candy are prepared at Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine in Osaka, western Japan, on Sept. 30, 2021, for "Shichi-go-san," a Japanese traditional rite to celebrate the growth of young children. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A street lined with bars and restaurants is deserted in Tokyo's Shimbashi area on Sept. 30, 2021, ahead of the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency at the end of the day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Oysters are collected from the waters off Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, on Oct. 1, 2021, as the cultured oyster harvest started. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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