The congresswoman in images:
On January 5, House Speaker John Boehner reenacts the swearing in of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional officials say Giffords has been shot in her district.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., testified before the House Budget Committee n February 2008.
(CQ-Roll Call Group)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., gives a tour of the Capitol to Shuttle Discovery STS-124 astronauts Mission Specialist Akihiko Hoshide and her husband Commander Mark Kelly in 2008.
(Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., speaks during a news conference on the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Bill, in 2010.
((AP Photo/Drew Angerer))
In 2006, then-Democratic candidate Gabrielle Giffords greeted Paul Glinco in the parking lot of Faith Tabernacle Church in Tuscon, Ariz.
(AP Photo/John Miller)
Rep. Gabielle Giffords talks with veteran Bob Berry at a 2008 Governor's Southern Arizona Military Veterans' Roundtable.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
This picture provided by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office on March 22, 2010, shows damage to her Tucson, Ariz., office, which was vandalized a few hours after the House vote overhauling the nation's health care system, according to authorities.
((AP Photo/Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)
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