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

Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi takes a free kick during the second half of a PSG Japan Tour football match against Urawa Reds on July 23, 2022, at Saitama Stadium in Saitama, near Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A chef cooks eel at a restaurant in Osaka on July 23, 2022, known as a day to eat eel in Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Armored warriors compete in a horse race during a traditional summer event in the northeastern Japan city of Minamisoma on July 24, 2022, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Japan Cup BMX freestyle event is held in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on July 24, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a fixed-point camera in the Kagoshima Prefecture city of Tarumizu, southwestern Japan, shows Sakurajima volcano erupting on July 24, 2022. Sakurajima is connected to the Osumi Peninsula of Kyushu, Japan's southwestern main island. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Photo taken July 25, 2022, from a Kyodo News plane shows a volcano on Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, following a series of eruptions. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

A screen in Osaka's Umeda area on July 25, 2022, shows news that Japan's 1st case of monkeypox was confirmed, with a man in his 30s in Tokyo testing positive. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels prepares to bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on July 26, 2022, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Fans gather at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka for Game 1 of Japanese baseball's two-game All-Star series on July 26, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japan's  Shuto Machino (2nd from R) scores against South Korea during the second half of their East Asian Football Federation E-1 Championship match on July 27, 2022, at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on July 28, 2022, shows a digital art museum in Tokyo's Daiba waterfront area. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - July 16~22

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