Picture of the Day: Gabrielle Giffords's Dramatic Return to Congress

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) stole the show during the debt-deal vote on Monday when she returned to the House floor for the first time since she was shot in the head in January. Photographers were ready to capture a glimpse of the congresswoman, who has made some public appearances but has managed to stay clear of television cameras, until now.

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