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

People gather at an Eastern Orthodox church in Lviv, western Ukraine, on Easter Day on April 24, 2022, to pray for peace amid the Russian invasion. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Nasa Hataoka of Japan poses with the winner's trophy after her victory at the DIO Implant LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California, on April 24, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People form a line to take a PCR test for the coronavirus in Beijing on April 25, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Women wearing traditional Korean dresses on April 25, 2022, walk by North Korean national flags on display in Pyongyang to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the country's military. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken April 25, 2022, at the Japan Mint in Osaka shows a 10,000 yen gold coin minted in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion to Japan from U.S. occupation on May 15. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on April 25, 2022, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows a Self-Defense Forces chopper searching for people who went missing from a tourist boat that ran into rough waters two days ago off the Shiretoko Peninsula on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Seiichi Katsurada, president of Shiretoko Yuransen, the operator of the tourist boat with 26 passengers and crew aboard that went missing off Hokkaido, northern Japan, apologizes by getting down on his knees during a press conference in the town of Shari on April 27, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A person stands behind the closed gate of a housing complex in Shanghai on April 27, 2022, as the COVID-19 lockdown continues in the Chinese city for a month. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Combined photo shows Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels having his first three-hit game of the season in a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians on April 27, 2022, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California -- (R to L) a single in the fourth inning, an RBI double in the sixth and a single in the eighth. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Rikako Ikee swims en route to winning the women's 50-meter butterfly final at the national championships at Yokohama International Swimming Pool near Tokyo on April 28, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Azalea flowers are in full bloom on the premises of a JR station near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Tomioka, northeastern Japan, on April 28, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Travelers crowd the domestic terminal of Tokyo's Haneda airport on April 29, 2022, as Japan enters the Golden Week holiday period without a coronavirus state of emergency in force for the first time in three years. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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