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

NHK Trophy winners Shoma Uno (R) and Kaori Sakamoto, both of Japan, jump at the finale of the exhibition gala at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo on Nov. 14, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro (R) and her husband Kei Komuro are pictured at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Nov. 14, 2021, before leaving for New York to start a new life in the United States. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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
A screen inside a subway train in Beijing shows on Nov. 16, 2021, the news of a virtual summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden. (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 self-driving test for a shinkansen bullet train is under way in Niigata, Japan, on Nov. 17, 2021, with a driver seated in the cockpit to deal with a possible emergency. (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
Workers at the Oshu city hall in Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, celebrate on Nov. 19, 2021, after their hometown hero, Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani, was unanimously named the American League's Most Valuable Player. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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