First photos of Gabby Giffords posted on her Facebook page
This is the first up-close photo released showing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in early January. Two images of her were posted on her Facebook page Sunday.
June 12th, 2011
07:53 AM ET

First photos of Gabby Giffords posted on her Facebook page

The first photographs of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in January have been made public. Two images were posted on her Facebook page early Sunday, both showing the congresswoman outside and smiling, wearing glasses, with her hair shorn short. One of them shows her sitting with an unidentified woman. The is the first glimpse the public has had of the injured lawmaker since late April, when a blurry photo snapped from far away captured her boarding a plane to Florida to watch her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, prepare for a space flight.

For several months, Giffords has been receiving treatment at a Houston rehabilitation center.

Six people were killed and 13 people were injured on January 8 when a gunman opened fire at a Tucson, Arizona, political event that Giffords was hosting outside a grocery store. Suspect Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the shooting, and a judge has ruled him mentally incompetent to stand trial. Prosecutors are working to get that ruling overturned.

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  1. Caesar

    That's a pretty dress you are wearing madam.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lynn Grillo

    She looks fabulous. Check out that smile!

    June 12, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. Barbara Koontharana

    Yay! You look wonderful. What an inspiration you are. We love you!

    June 12, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bob R

    Just contrast her character, and the grace and strength with which she carries herself, to that of Mr. Weiner and it it blatantly obvious Mr. Weiner needs to go away now, and Ms. Giffords should return to her position as soon as medically possible.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Chumlee

      Nice work. Is that all you can do? Compare people to each other. Yes, Weiner should resign. So what? Mrs Gifford will probably never return to politics. No matter how great she looks, she took a bullet to the brain and she will never be like she was.

      June 12, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. mel

    God Bless you Gaby!!!! we wishing you the best!!!!!!!

    June 12, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pam

    She looks beautiful!

    June 12, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Freddy Diamonds

    I woke up to work on my website and happier she is doing well : )

    June 12, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. LiLa

    What a beautiful smile. all the best to Rep. Giffords as she continues to work to take back her life.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. rockolu

    You should not judge a book by its cover. She may not be able to reason with her 4-year old niece. Let's not the press fool us. Let's not put our hope too high.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Wanda

    You look amazing. Such an inspiration to me...

    June 12, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Adeleye

    To GOD, GIVE ALL THE GLORY. GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE

    June 12, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL!

      Why give glory to a myth and not the doctors that actually did all the great work?

      June 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pig

    Texas!

    June 12, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. sandy

    Gorgeous!

    June 12, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. sarian

    Thank God for seeing through this difficult time of your life. You are an overcomer.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bob from Pittsburgh

    And the saga continue..

    Gun stores keep on seling guns to crazy people because of the second ammendment.. selling gus to crazy people

    June 12, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
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