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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos – July 30~Aug. 5


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

 

Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito, Crown Princess Kiko and their son Prince Hisahito attend the opening ceremony of the national inter-high school cultural festival in Tokyo on July 31, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

 

 

 

Performers march through the streets during the Morioka Sansa dance festival in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Aug. 1, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

 

 

The Nebuta summer festival, famous for its nightly parades of illuminated giant paper-made lanterns, begins in the northeastern Japan city of Aomori on Aug. 2, 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

Fireworks light up the night sky in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, on Aug. 2, 2022, as one of the three largest fireworks festivals in Japan resumes following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

A woman walks with a parasol in scorching heat in the Gifu Prefecture city of Tajimi, central Japan, on Aug. 2, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

Photo shows poles decorated with paper lanterns during the Kanto Festival in the northeastern Japanese city of Akita on Aug. 3, 2022. The lanterns are arranged in a way so as to look like ears of rice. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

People visit a sunflower field in Hokuryu in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Aug. 3, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

People lie on the ground during a rally in Kyiv on Aug. 4, 2022, to protest against an explosion that killed about 50 people in late July at the Olenivka prison camp housing Ukrainian prisoners of war in the Russian-controlled area in Donetsk. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 

 

 

 

A baby polar bear is pictured at Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa in Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Aug. 5, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

 


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