January 21, 2011 4:22 PM

In dramatic sign of recovery, Giffords transferred to Houston

Two weeks after she was shot and severely wounded, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left Tucson aboard an air ambulance Friday in a carefully planned transfer to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston. Throngs of well-wishers cheered, waved flags, held up hand-scrawled signs of support, and offered prayers for Giffords' continued recovery as an ambulance passed carrying her to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for the flight.

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