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

Climbers walk with torches in hand on Mt. Daisen in Daisen, Tottori Prefecture, on June 3, 2023, the eve of a ceremony to pray for the safety of climbing ahead of the summer season. (Kyodo) 
Photo taken on June 3, 2023, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows rescue operations under way as vehicles are left in floodwaters in the Aichi Prefecture city of Toyokawa, central Japan, following heavy rain brought about by Typhoon Mawar. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A woman cleans her restaurant after it was inundated with floodwater after heavy rainfall, caused by a typhoon, occurred in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, on June 3, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Children pray as candles are lit in Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, on June 3, 2023, as the city marks the 32nd anniversary of a huge pyroclastic flow from Mt. Unzen's Fugen Peak which caused the deaths of 43 people. (Kyodo) 
Fans hold up homemade signs to cheer on Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani during a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on June 4, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a national tree-planting ceremony in Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan on June 4, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A memorial ceremony for the 34th anniversary of the military crackdown on pro-democracy demostrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square is held in the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall complex in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 4, 2023. (Kyodo) 

Photo taken on June 4, 2023, shows a destroyed train car left at the site of a deadly multiple-train crash in the eastern Indian state of Odisha two days before. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese tennis player Miyu Kato (R) appears in shock as her Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi wraps an arm around her shoulders, after the pair were disqualified in a women's doubles third round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 4, 2023. The pair were forced to forfeit the match after Kato accidentally hit a ball girl with a ball between points. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Vissel Kobe star Andres Iniesta dribbles the ball down the pitch during the second half of a football friendly match against Barcelona at National Stadium in Tokyo on June 6, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
A man evacuates a cow in Kherson as the Ukrainian city is flooded following the breach of the Kakhovka dam in Kakhovka in the Kherson region on June 6, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Newly promoted ozeki Kirishima (C), a Mongolian-born sumo wrestler with the former ring name Kiribayama, poses for photos with local residents in his hometown in Dornod province, east of Ulaanbaatar, on June 7, 2023, as he visited his native Mongolia for the first time in four years. (Kyodo)
People gather in front of the Diet building in Tokyo on June 8, 2023, to protest against the House of Councillors Judicial Affairs Committee's approval the same day of a bill that would amend an immigration law enabling authorities to deport individuals who repeatedly apply for refugee status. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

The new Wi-Fi enabled Tamagotchi Uni virtual pet is exhibited by Japanese toymaker Bandai Co. at the International Tokyo Toy Show at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center on June 8, 2023. (Kyodo)
Hydrangea flowers are lit up at Mimuroto temple in Uji in Kyoto on June 8, 2023, ahead of the start of a nighttime special light-up for the public on June 10. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

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