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President Obama talks with speechwriter Cody Keenan aboard Air Force One on the flight to Tucson, Jan. 12

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by officials after arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson

….greeting Ron Barber, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ district director, and members of his family at University Medical Center in Tucson

…..greeting shooting victims and their family members at the University of Arizona’s McKale Memorial Center. Pam Simon, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ outreach coordinator who was shot twice, sits in the background.

….with members of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ staff at the University of Arizona’s McKale Memorial Center

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, listen as Daniel Hernandez delivers remarks during the memorial service

Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano stands with Mark Kelly

People embrace as President Obama makes mention of first responders, medical personnel, and those who helped stop the gunman, during the memorial service

Daniel Hernandez, the 20-year-old intern credited with saving the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, receives a standing ovation

President Obama greets Mavy Stoddard and members of the Stoddard family. Dorwan Stoddard, Mavy’s husband, died while protecting her during Saturday’s shooting.

All Official White House Photos by Pete Souza and Chuck Kennedy


2 Responses to “arizona”


  1. 1 Jessica
    January 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Pete Souza has the magic touch. His photos are always so moving.

  2. 2 mariele
    January 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Sometimes, the most valuable comfort is when you show up. The simple act represents empathy, community and love. Our President and first lady showed up and were present.


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