U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Representative Giffords prior to his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington,

 
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Representative Giffords  prior to his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington,
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot in the head during a shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, in January, 2011, prior to the president's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2012. Giffords ix expected to formally resign from Congress on January 25. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)