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

Nakamise shopping street in Tokyo's Asakusa area is crowded with shoppers and tourists on Oct. 2, 2021, on the first weekend after the lifting of the COVID-19 state of emergency amid dwindling infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Pyeongchang Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno performs at the Japan Open figure skating competition at Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo on Oct. 2, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A protest march is held in the suburbs of Hebron on Oct. 2, 2021, against the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Shohei Ohtani (C) is congratulated by Los Angeles Angels teammates after leading off the first inning with his 46th home run of the season on Oct. 3, 2021, the final day of the regular season, against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's newly elected Prime Minister Fumio Kishida leaves his office in Tokyo to attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Imperial Palace on Oct. 4, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A financial data screen on a street in Tokyo shows the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average falling more than 2 percent to close below 28,000 on Oct. 5, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A worker paints the word "hissho" (victory) on traditional "daruma" dolls in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Oct. 5, 2021, as making of the dolls, a fixture in Japanese election campaigns, is in full swing ahead of the House of Representatives election to be held later in the month. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Syukuro Manabe, Japanese-born American senior meteorologist at Princeton University, attends a press conference at the university in New Jersey, the United States, on Oct. 5, 2021. Manabe won the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics for modeling the Earth's climate and reliably predicting global warming. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Anglers cast for salmon at dawn on Oct. 7, 2021, on a beach in Abashiri, Hokkaido. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's Maya Yoshida (2nd from L) crosses the ball during the second half of a Group B football match against Saudi Arabia on Oct. 7, 2021, at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the final group-phase round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A man sits on the ground near entrance gates at JR Tokyo Station on Oct. 7, 2021 after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake jolted the Tokyo region, leaving commuters stranded amid traffic disruptions. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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