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Photos Show Rep. Giffords' Husband by Her Side in Tucson Hospital



The office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Tuesday night released two photos taken inside the hospital room where the Arizona Democrat is recovering after she was shot in the head on Saturday.

U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly, Giffords's husband, is seen by her side and holding her hand in the two photographs, which her office said were taken in University Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 9.

"Thank you for your outpouring of support for all of the victims of this senseless tragedy," the office wrote in a Facebook post. "Gabrielle's doctors continue to be optimistic about her recovery."

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Doctors say an Arizona congresswoman is breathing on her own after being shot in the head.

Dr. Michael Lemole, Giffords' neurosurgeon, says they've left a breathing tube in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to protect her airway, but the congresswoman is drawing breaths on her own. She's alert and responding to doctors.

Six people are still hospitalized after the shooting Saturday at a Tucson grocery store. The attack killed six and injured 14 others.

Giffords, a three-term Democrat, was gravely wounded. A federal judge was among those killed.

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