Giffords Opens Eyes For 1st Time

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January 12, 2011 4:15 p.m.

The most moving moment of Obama’s speech — and of the unexpectedly raucous memorial service — was the President’s announcement that shortly before the event, while surrounded by some of her House colleagues, Rep. Gabby Giffords opened her eyes for the first time since the shooting.

Video below the jump:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were the colleagues in the hospital room, Politico reports.

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