Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.
A sea of clouds surrounds the Takeda Castle ruins, a tourist spot dubbed a "castle in the sky," in Asago in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, on the morning of Oct. 15, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
This year's "ukai" traditional cormarant fishing season marks it last day on the Nagara River in Gifu on Oct. 15, 2022. (Kyodo)
Orix Buffaloes manager Satoshi Nakajima (top) is tossed in the air by his players after the team advanced to the Japan Series by winning Game 4 of the Pacific League Climax Series' final stage against the SoftBank Hawks at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, western Japan, on Oct. 15, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People hang paper drones in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kyiv on Oct. 18, 2022, in protest against Iran's reported supply of drones to Russia. Russia recently attacked civilian targets in the Ukrainian capital using drones said to have been made by Iran. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
This year's first shipment of Beaujolais Nouveau arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Oct. 19, 2022. The French wine will be released on Nov. 17. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Houston Astros' Jeremy Pena (L) chest bumps Jose Altuve after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 19, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter shows the scenery around the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in the town of Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, central Japan, on Oct. 19, 2022, with leaves turning red and yellow. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo