Photo Gallery | Guantánamo hunger strike

  • Contract workers prepare a communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash most of it as refused by captives staging a food strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as foreign laborers' faces. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A contract workers cooks beef with brown sugar, onions and garlic for lunch for Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash most communal meals as refused by captives staging a food strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as foreign laborers' faces. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Soldier guards trash communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, weeks into a hunger strike at the prison camps at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Entire communal cellblocks have refused food for weeks, say commanders who believe the captives are consuming hoarded supplies and food slipped to them from Delta Block, the one cellblock at Camp 6 that has systematically received their communal meals. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image taken by visiting journalists and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as a guard's face. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Soldier guards trash communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, weeks into a food strike at the prison camps at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Entire communal cellblocks have refused food for weeks, say commanders who believe the captives are consuming hoarded supplies and food slipped to them from Delta Block, the one cellblock at Camp 6 that has systematically received their communal meals. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image taken by visiting journalists and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as guards' faces. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Soldiers ready trash cans to dispose of communal lunch for dozens of Guantanamo detainees, including unsealed juice bottles, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, weeks into a food strike at the prison camps at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. The military said the kitchen at the prison is forbidden to take back even unused food, and the detention center didn't have room to store the juice bottles forfuture use. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image taken by visiting journalists and delete those that show too much or certain details, such as guards' faces. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Scenes like this one, taken by the military in Guantanamo's Camp 5 on Oct. 19, 2011, were impossible to see during a media visit one day this week. The commander of the 125-cell maximum-security prison, an Army captain, said a journalist's visit would be too disruptive at lunch time, or cause too high a risk. With advanced notice, the officer in charge advised, something could be arranged. PETTY OFFICER KILHO PARK / US NAVY

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  • Captives who won't eat and are considered at risk are given up-to twice daily feedings of Ensure or other nutritional shakes, often while strapped into a restraint chair shown in this Thursday, March 21, 2013 display at the prison camps' hospital at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, and cleared for release by the U.S. military. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A closer look at the "enteral feeding" display for journalists on Thursday, March 21, 2013 meant to illustrate how Navy medical staff feed hunger-striking captives via a tube up their nose at the U.S. Navy run hospital at the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • The "enteral feeding" display for journalists on Thursday, March 21, 2013 meant to illustrate how Navy medical staff feed hunger-striking captives via a tube up their nose at the U.S. Navy run hospital at the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • The prison camps spokesman, Navy Capt. Robert Durand, says the captives are staging theatrical fainting spells, called Code Yellows, for the benefit of visiting delegations. But "stealth hunger strikers," who deceive the guards into believing they are eating, are a concern. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • At the kitchens for the Guantanamo prison camps, the food stores for captives are segregated from food for the troops, a kitchen worker said, because the prisoners' food is strictly halal. Bacon bits containers were stacked in the section for soldier, sailor and camp staff food, outside the divider shown in this photo taken March 20, 2013 and approved for release by the U.S. military. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A contract worker prepares a display of the six kinds of lunches -- from beef, rice and stewed tomatoes to a high-fiber vegetarian meal -- that was on the menu for Guantanamo detainees on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, hours before soldiers would trash those refused by captives staging a food strike at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Medical staff at the prison camp hospital said Thursday, March, 21, 2013 that they had sufficient supplies of nutritional shakes -- these boxes shown here are vanilla flavored -- to carry them through the current captive hunger strike at the U.S. Navy base at Guanttanamo Bay, Cuba. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military under terms of access to the prison that let a soldier review each and every image and delete those that show too much or certain details. CAROL ROSENBERG / THE MIAMI HERALD