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

People light candles on a path leading to Okunoin temple during a candle festival in the Wakayama Prefecture town of Koya, western Japan, on Aug. 13, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A man walks in heavy rain in the central Japan city of Hamamatsu on Aug. 13, 2022, as Typhoon Meari approaches Japan's Pacific coast close to Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Saki Baba of Japan hits off the 27th tee during the match-play final for the U.S. Women's Amateur golf championship at the Chambers Bay course in University Place, Washington, on Aug. 14, 2022. The 17-year-old beat Canadian Monet Chun to become the first Japanese player to win the tournament since Michiko Hattori in 1985. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The departure lobby for domestic flights is crowded with travelers at Fukuoka airport in southwestern Japan on Aug. 14, 2022, as many people return to Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures from hometowns in the "Bon" holiday period. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People visit Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, on Aug. 15, 2022, the 77th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A memorial ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II is held at Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo on Aug. 15, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People dance on the final day of the four-day Awa dance festival in Tokushima, western Japan, on Aug. 15, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A ritual is held at the Mishima Taisha shrine in the Shizuoka Prefecture city of Mishima, central Japan, on Aug. 16, 2022, to make the blowing power of fireworks ward off plague and bring happiness. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People look at the ruins of the fire-hit Tanga market in Kitakyushu, southwestern Japan, on Aug. 16, 2022. A fire broke out on the night of Aug. 10. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2022, shows the headquarters of Japan's largest advertising agency Dentsu Inc. in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
(From L) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres attend a joint press conference in Lviv, western Ukraine, on Aug. 18, 2022, after holding talks on the Russia-Ukraine war. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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