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

People walk on a shopping street in Tokyo's Harajuku area on July 30, 2022, wearing face masks amid the continued spread of coronavirus infections. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko and their son Prince Hisahito attend the opening ceremony of the national inter-high school cultural festival in Tokyo on July 31, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is pictured in the dugout after his team allowed the Texas Rangers to take the lead in the top of the ninth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on July 31, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Ayaka Furue of Japan takes a selfie with her trophy after winning the Women's Scottish Open golf tournament on July 31, 2022, at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gives a speech during a review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Aug. 1, 2022. (Pool photo) (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Performers march through the streets during the Morioka Sansa dance festival in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Aug. 1, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People walk under mist showers on a sweltering hot day in Tokyo on Aug. 1, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A child splashes at a fountain at a park in the Gunma Prefecture city of Isesaki, eastern Japan, on Aug. 2, 2022, with the mercury exceeding 35C in many parts of Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The Nebuta summer festival, famous for its nightly parades of illuminated giant paper-made lanterns, begins in the northeastern Japan city of Aomori on Aug. 2, 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Fireworks light up the night sky in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, on Aug. 2, 2022, as one of the three largest fireworks festivals in Japan resumes following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman walks with a parasol in scorching heat in the Gifu Prefecture city of Tajimi, central Japan, on Aug. 2, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo shows poles decorated with paper lanterns during the Kanto Festival in the northeastern Japanese city of Akita on Aug. 3, 2022. The lanterns are arranged in a way so as to look like ears of rice. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People visit a sunflower field in Hokuryu in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Aug. 3, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People lie on the ground during a rally in Kyiv on Aug. 4, 2022, to protest against an explosion that killed about 50 people in late July at the Olenivka prison camp housing Ukrainian prisoners of war in the Russian-controlled area in Donetsk. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman walks in an inundated residential area in Oe in Yamagata Prefecture on Aug. 4, 2022, after heavy rain hit parts of northeastern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A large screen on a street in Beijing shows on Aug. 4, 2022, news that the Chinese military conducted a military drill in the strait dividing Taiwan and the mainland. The exercise is seen as a response to a recent visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) and U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi shake hands at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Aug. 5, 2022. (Pool photo)(Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A baby polar bear is pictured at Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Aug. 5, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A street in Sekikawa in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, is seen blocked with driftwood, cars and other debris on Aug. 5, 2022, following torrential rain. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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