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. Robert

    What an amazing and beautiful soul this woman is, I wish her the best with her recovery.
    GOD BLESS YOU Ms Giffords

    June 12, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Grandma Charlie

    Love the pixie look, Gabby, it's adorable! Suits your feisty personality. Thanks for smiling with us this morning, you have lifted us up.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chipp

    Wow, she doesn't look bad at all. Good on ya.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Terry Washington State

    I believe I'm safe to say that people are inspired by your progress no matter their party. I wish you continued improvement with your rehabilitation. While I don't believe you'll return to congress; one can hold out hope as I do. In either event, thank you for your service to our country Ms. Giffords and Gods speed.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    looks like she got a hair cut at "great clips"...

    she looks like she is recovering well...

    June 12, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Janie

      How about you get shot in the head, have your head shaved for the operation and subsequent medical procedures and see how your hair grows back! How about a simple "Good Luck on your recovery!" and leave it at that without making a smart-ass, insensitive and incredibly stupid comment.

      June 13, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz

    beautiful spirit and presence indeed. Her soul GLOWS still. May the rest of your life be filled with nothing but happiness and joy. God bless.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. IndyGent

    @rocKolu:
    Nice comment, ass.

    @TerryWashingtonState:

    You've said it all, and beautifully. Thank you.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    Is that her own skull cap?

    June 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    *Facepalm*

    June 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mimi

    LOL:Way to push your atheist agenda, ass.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mimi

    Gabby looks great, thank Spongebob.

    Is that better, LOL? I bet if someone were to start shooting at you, it wouldn't be Spongebob's name you were calling out for help!
    Dolt.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL!

      It sure wouldn't be a mythical being's name, either.

      June 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Gabby looks great and a brilliant mind is never wasted.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. IndyGent

    LOL: how about IndyGent?

    June 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    I hope them lesbeans will be a smooching on her. No wonder she married some fake astronut. Everyone knows astronuts are all actors and fake liarz. Man on the moon. YEAH. RIIIIGHT. I and everyone else have heard the US will declassify the moon fake info once everyone alive in the 1960s are dead. The US GOVT is a fraud full of liars.

    June 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cosmotologist to the Stars

    PLUS ALL THE WORLD KNOWS THE US DIDNT GO TO THE MOON. Buncha government liars spending money on secret projects then pretending they are spending it on apollo crap. During the 60s it was ok ut now the US govt has sold out everyone. WWII vets included.

    June 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL!

      Yeah, right. We believe you, REALLY...we DO!

      June 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
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