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

Fireworks light up the night sky during the "Omagari Hanabi Spring Festa" in the city of Daisen, Akita Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on April 30, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken April 30, 2022, shows burned vehicles being piled up near a gravesite in Irpin, Ukraine, amid Russia's invasion of the country. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken May 2, 2022, in Osaka's Umeda area shows digital screens encouraging people to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Women pick tea leaves in Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, western Japan, on May 2, 2022, for the season's first harvest of Uji green tea. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Some people continue to wear face masks while visiting Seoul's major sightseeing spot Gyeongbokgung palace on May 2, 2022, although the South Korean government lifted an outdoor face mask mandate the same day in the country's move to ease COVID-19 restrictions. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter shows a carp streamer as long as 100 meters hung up on a river in the Saitama Prefecture city of Kazo, eastern Japan, on May 3, 2022. About 10,000 people gathered for the annual event not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A usually busy street is deserted in Beijing on May 3, 2022, as China maintains a stringent "zero-COVID" strategy. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People look at pieces of a Russian missile at an automobile repair facility in Lviv, western Ukraine, on May 3, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (2nd from R) welcomes his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida (C) before their talks in London on May 5, 2022. (Pool photo) (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani reacts after striking out Trevor Story of the Boston Red Sox for the final out of the seventh inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 5, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Rim Nakamura competes en route to winning the final of the men's elite class at the Japan Cup cycling BMX freestyle park competition in the Ibaraki Prefecture town of Sakai, eastern Japan, on May 5, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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