Noto is known for its squid fishing, so town leaders decided a huge statue of the cephalopod could cook up interest from tourists.
Tennis greats, protests in Colombia and a volcanic eruption round out this week's most stunning images.
Where it will hit “cannot be pinpointed until within hours of its reentry,” said the Pentagon. China says it will mostly burn up and poses little threat.
Hospitals in India are struggling to secure a steady supply of oxygen as coronavirus cases and deaths in the country surge.
But pricing differences could make it difficult for many to get the jab.
The country continues to grapple with the worst outbreak yet.
India's "extraordinarily high" caseloads are at the root of the decision.
The travel restrictions are set to begin on May 4 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
A supermoon, a gymnastics competition in Europe and the presidential address round out this week's best images.
Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se were ordered off the Indonesian resort island after duping supermarket guards with a painted surgical mask.