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People wave and applaud as the ambulance carrying Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leaves University Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Giffords is being transported to a medical facility in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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People wave and applaud as the ambulance carrying Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leaves University Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Giffords is being transported to a medical facility in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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