PHOTO -- Rep. Giffords Moments Before Shooting

The office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords released a photo yesterday of the congresswoman ... taken just moments before she was shot in the head back on January 8.

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Giffords is still recovering at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was charged yesterday with 49 federal counts of murder and attempted murder .