Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. is hugged by President Barack Obama as he arrives to deliver his third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 24. The next day, Giffords who was critically injured after being shot during a campaign event, formally submits her resignation as she is surrounded by hundreds of House members.
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Some of the images of the most memorable events of the past year.
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