"Simply Kansas" has become the new trademark for the state, after 30 years of offering agricultural products under the "From the Land of Kansas" label.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring 10 Minnesota soldiers who were killed in Iraq is unveiled at the Bloomington National Guard Armory in Bloomington, Minn., Saturday, June 14, 2008.
A bench made by friends of Staff Sgt. Joshua Hanson, who was killed in Iraq, sits on the porch of the Hanson's home in Dent, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Nearly two years have passed since Hanson's death, but his parents Robert Hanson and Kathy say they sometimes still expect him to call or walk into the house.
Army Spc. Seth Goehring rubs the back of his son, Kolton's head, at his home in Crookston, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. Seth Goehring and his wife, Alicia, were married by proxy. She was in Montana, he was in Iraq.
Sgt. J.R. Salzman, a five time world log rolling champion, opens a bottle of orange juice with his prosthetic arm in Menomonie, Wis., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Salzman lost his right arm when his Humvee was hit by EFP, an explosively formed penetrator, while leading a fuel tanker convoy back to the Tallil Air Base, in Iraq.
Brett Favre and his wife, Deanna, acknowledge fans as they get off a private jet Sunday at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis.
Kansas City's Miguel Olivo, third from right, is restrained by teammate Mike Aviles, back left, Chicago's Jaun Uribe (5), manager Ozzie Guillen (13) and Royals third-base coach Luis Silverio after Olivo charged the mound in the fifth inning of the Royals' 14-3 victory over the White Sox. Olivo was plunked by pitcher D.J. Carrasco and charged the mound Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen, right, goes nose-to-nose with umpire Tim Timmons after the ejection of White Sox pitcher D.J. Carrasco.
Kansas CIty's Miguel Olivo, left, is restrained by White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski as Olivo charges the mound in the fifth inning. The Royals beat the White Sox, 14-3, Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.
A Pakistani man washes himself in the rain during the monsoon Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Dr. Joseph Burns treats a patient in the emergency room at a hospital in Fargo, N.D., Wednesday, April 2, 2008. The North Dakota emergency room doctor participated in a daylong clinic on the outskirts of Qaryat al Majarrah in Iraq.
Sgt. John Kriesel hugs his son, Broden, 5, while fishing on White Bear Lake in White Bear Lake, Minn.,
Sgt. John Kriesel wears a bracelet honoring his three friends who died in two roadside bomb attacks, while resting at his home in Cottage Grove, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq in December 2006.
Sgt. 1st Class Janelle Johnson sits in a truck at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn.
A photo of Sgt. 1st Class Janelle Johnson, taken in 1998 when she joined the Minnesota Army National Guard, is seen on the front of a refrigerator in Cushing, Minn., Thursday, April 3, 2008. Johnson served in Iraq for 16 months. Her daughters, Emily and Elizabeth, were 6 months and 4 years old, respectively, when she was deployed.
Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg, left, shares a laugh with fellow National Guardsmen at the Arden Hills Army National Guard training site in Arden Hills, Minn., Saturday, April 5, 2008.
Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg sits in his apartment in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.
Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg, top center, shares a laugh with his sister, Jessica Kimpton, during a family fun night in Columbia Heights, Minn., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.
Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg looks on during his training at the Arden Hills Army National Guard training site in Arden Hills, Minn., Saturday, April 5, 2008.
After running through a scene, stage manager Rebecca Stamberger, second from left, goes over lines and directions that need correction with performers for this year's Renaissance Festival.
Calvin, 16, left, Kelly, 19, and Grace Morgan, 13, stand in front of the Margerie Glacier at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. They are the children of Scott and Kathleen Morgan, Lawrence. The Morgans' trip to Alaska marked the 50th state the family has visited on their summer vacations. Kathleen Morgan submitted the picture.
Harisa Mesed talks outside a home in the Upper Egyptian village of Sultan Zawyit as children from the village play on Dec. 5, 2007. Harisa is one of several women in the village who are trying to convince their neighbors not to circumcise their daughters.
Chinese blogger Zhang Heng is interviewed at his home last month in Shijiazhuang, in central China's Hebei province.
Kroger brand premium cookies are stocked on a shelf with a customer-satisfaction guarantee at a Kroger store last month in Cincinnati. As budgets get tighter and food gets more expensive, American shoppers are increasingly switching to store brands.
Ray Chao would carry water buckets a mile to a water source while growing up in a Chinese village in this 1971 photo. His sister is shown in the background, at left.
The Salvation Army is looking for artists to decorate kettles, such as the one above.