Japan and beyond: the week in photos


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

Paper lanterns are lit near the memorial to victims of the 2014 mudslides in Hiroshima that killed 77 people, in the early hours of August 20, 2022, the eighth anniversary of the tragedy. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

A combination photo shows participants in a cosplay contest held in Ulaanbaatar on August 21, 2022, to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Mongolia. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

The Yangtze in Chongqing, China partially dried up on August 23, 2022, as the summer heatwave continues. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

People cool off after sunset next to a partially dried up tributary of the Yangtze in Chongqing, China August 23, 2022 as the summer heatwave continues. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

People wearing face masks walk in Fukuoka, southwest Japan, on August 23, 2022, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

A woman holds Ukraine’s national flag next to a destroyed Russian tank in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on August 24, 2022, the day of the country’s 31st independence from the Soviet Union. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

People demonstrate against Russia near its embassy in Tokyo on August 24, 2022, six months after the country invaded Ukraine. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

Photo taken on August 24, 2022 shows a warning sign in the Henoko coastal area of ​​the Okinawa Prefecture town of Nago in southern Japan, where land reclamation work continues for the planned relocation of US Marine Corps Futenma Air Base. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

North Korean soldiers offer flowers at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on August 25, 2022, on the 62nd anniversary of the start of former leader Kim Jong Il’s “military-first leadership”. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

North Korean citizens dance in Pyongyang on August 25, 2022, the 62nd anniversary of the start of former leader Kim Jong Il’s “military-first leadership”. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

A visitor takes a photo of a statue symbolizing ‘comfort women’ forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels at the four-day unfree speech exhibition which has just started in Nagoya, central Japan, on August 25, 2022. (Kyodo ) == Kyōdo

Japanese ice dancers Kana Muramoto (top) and Daisuke Takahashi perform during a rehearsal for a Friends on Ice show in Yokohama near Tokyo on August 25, 2022. (Kyodo) == Kyodo

Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno performs during a rehearsal for a Friends on Ice show in Yokohama near Tokyo on August 25, 2022. (Kyodo) == Kyodo


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