Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.
A Noh play is performed in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan, on Nov. 15, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Pumice stones are seen at a fishing port in the Okinawa Prefecture town of Motobu, southern Japan, on Nov. 15, 2021, following an underwater volcanic eruption earlier this year. The massive amount of stones is disrupting fishing and tourism operations. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto, surrounded by red maple leaves, is lit during a test light-up on Nov. 17, 2021, a day before the start of special night viewing through Nov. 30. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A financial board in Tokyo's Yaesu area shows the dollar (4th from top) advancing into the upper 114 yen range, a level not seen in almost five years, on the morning of Nov. 17, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A diver in a Santa Claus suit swims in a fish tank at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
An Eizan Electric Railway train travels through lit-up maple trees in Kyoto on Nov. 18, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The so-called Blue Pond in Biei on the northernmost Japanese main island of Hokkaido is lit up on Nov. 18, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - November 6~12
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