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

People perform a traditional Japanese dance during a Japan Parade event near New York's Central Park on May 13, 2023, to promote Japanese culture. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Giant panda Rauhin, mother of 10 at the Adventure World amusement park and zoo in Shirahama in the western Japan prefecture of Wakayama, is given a pile of snow and carnation flower-shaped carrots as gifts on Mother's Day on May 14, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese judokas celebrate winning their sixth straight mixed team gold medal at the world judo championships year in Doha, Qatar, on May 14, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of Thailand's opposition Move Forward party, poses for photos at the party's headquarters in Bangkok on May 15, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken May 15, 2023, shows moss phlox, or shibazakura in Japanese, in full bloom at Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park in the Hokkaido town of Ozora. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Tulips bloom at Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park in Yubetsu, a town in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on May 16, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People in samurai warrior outfits march at Nikko Toshogu shrine in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, during a traditional parade on May 18, 2023. The event took place for the first time in four years after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Posters for shows performed by Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke are displayed at Meijiza theater in Tokyo on May 18, 2023. The popular actor was taken to hospital the same day after his manager found him collapsed along with his parents, who were later confirmed dead, at their home in Tokyo, with police suspecting he attempted suicide. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (L) shows a pair of socks with the logo of Japanese pro baseball team Hiroshima Carp to his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida before their talks in Hiroshima on May 18, 2023, on the eve of the three-day Group of Seven summit in the western Japanese city, Kishida's constituency. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized economies attend the first day of their three-day summit on May 19, 2023, in the western Japan city of Hiroshima. (Pool photo)(Kyodo)
Keiko Ogura, an 85-year-old survivor of the August 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, meets the press in Hiroshima after holding brief talks with the Group of Seven leaders during their visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on May 19, 2023, on the first day of the three-day summit in the western Japan city. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (front C) and other Group of Seven leaders visit the World Heritage-listed Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture on May 19, 2023. (Pool photo)(Kyodo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd from R) attends a photo session with leaders participating in the China-Central Asia Summit in Xian in the central Chinese province of Shaanxi on May 19, 2023. (Pool photo)(Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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