Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.
Giant panda cub Fuhin is pictured on her first birthday on Nov. 22, 2021, at the Adventure World amusement park in the Wakayama Prefecture town of Shirahama, western Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The traditional Onion Market is held in the Swiss capital Bern on Nov. 22, 2021, with stalls selling onions in artistically woven braids. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Orix Buffaloes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto poses for a photo in Tokyo on Nov. 22, 2021. The 23-year-old ace pitcher of the Pacific League champion and the Olympic gold medal-winning Japan national team won the Eiji Sawamura Award as Japan's most impressive starting pitcher for the first time the same day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Access is blocked to areas near the National Stadium in Beijing on Nov. 25, 2021, ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The opening ceremony of the games will be held at the stadium on Feb. 4. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force's amphibious rapid deployment unit conduct a drill on Nov. 25, 2021, on Tanegashima Island in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima aboard AAV-7 amphibious vehicles. The landing operation by the unit specializing in the defense of Japan's remote islands opened to the media. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - November 13~19
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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - Oct. 30 ~ Nov. 5
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - October 23~29