AK, in a tan T-shirt on the left, his face blurred for his protection, was an Afghan interpreter who worked for the U.S. military. He poses with Afghan commandos in front of a controlled explosion. AK worked closely with American Jonathan Schmidt, in the dark tan shirt and a baseball cap (in the center). AK was with Schmidt when he was killed in a 2012 firefight. AK is now seeking a U.S. visa.
Courtesy of Phil Schmidt
In this 2011 photo, a banner in an Iowa grocery store advertises "pork, the other white meat" — the former, long-running slogan of the National Pork Board. Funded by money collected by the federal government, the board is one of a dozen promotional funds for different parts of American agriculture.