Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.
A Danjiri float is pulled by neighborhood people through a street in Kishiwada in Osaka Prefecture on Sept. 17, 2022, as the two-day Danjiri festival began. It was the first time in three years that the traditional festival took place without COVID-19 restrictions. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People line up for food in Balakliia in Ukraine's Kharkiv region on Sept. 17, 2022, after the country recaptured the city from Russia. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (L) is seated at a cockpit of a flying vehicle during a visit to a robot development lab in Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Sept. 17, 2022. (Pool photo) (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Local residents wave fishing flags in support of the first Tour de Tohoku cycling event on public roads since 2019 held in Onagawa in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Sept. 18, 2022. The road race, aimed at supporting recovery from the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster that hit the region, was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ==Kyodo
People leave bouquets of flowers in front of the British Embassy in Tokyo on Sept. 19, 2022. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to be held at Westminster Abbey in London later in the day. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo