PHOTO -- Rep. Giffords

Moments Before Shooting

3/5/2011 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.

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 .