Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken this week in Japan and beyond.
The opening ceremony of the 95th spring invitational high school baseball tournament is held at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, on March 18, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Trea Turner hits a grand slam in the eighth inning of the United States' World Baseball Classic quarterfinal game against Venezuela at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, on March 18, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken March 19, 2023, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows snow removal work under way for the April 15 reopening of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, a snow-walled mountain sightseeing road connecting Toyama and Nagano prefectures in central Japan, after wintertime closure. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Munetaka Murakami (R) is splashed with a sports drink by teammate Roki Sasaki after hitting a walk-off two-run double in the ninth inning of Japan's World Baseball Classic semifinal game against Mexico at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida, on March 20, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo