Taken on May 17, this photo of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (left) and her mother, Gloria Giffords, was posted on her Facebook page on June 12. P.K. Weis/Facebook.com/GabrielleGiffords hide caption

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in a recent photo. It was posted on her Facebook page earlier today (June 12, 2011). P.K. Weis/Facebook.com/GabrielleGiffords hide caption

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In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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While Rep. Giffords recovers, her staff has continued to work. As this file photo of the office's in/out board shows, though, they do so knowing that one aide — Gabe Zimmerman — was killed in the Jan. 8 rampage. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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