7:20am

Wed January 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Photos: Rep. Giffords' Husband By Her Side, Holding Her Hand

These pictures tell the story quite well by themselves. They're from the Tucson hospital room where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is being treated for the severe head injuries she received during Saturday's shooting rampage, which left 6 people dead and at least 14 people (including Giffords) wounded (13 from gunshots).

Astronaut Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband, is with his wife. The photos were taken Sunday and released by Giffords' staff late Tuesday:

Update at 11:30 a.m. ET: Over at The Picture Show, Claire O'Neill says the image of Kelly's hand holding Giffords' underscores the "power of a simple snapshot." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.