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Kelly, Giffords Reunite, Hold Hands for 2 Hours

Rep calls it 'a very touching moment'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2011 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – America's sweethearts are together again: Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords reunited last night after Kelly returned from his space shuttle mission, and the couple held hands for two hours. "They are smiling ear-to-ear and haven't let go of each other's hands," Giffords' spokesperson told the AP, calling it "a very touching moment."

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Kelly, who spoke to his wife nearly every day on the phone and once on video during the 16-day mission, landed Wednesday and rushed to Giffords' rehabilitation center after a public celebration yesterday. Giffords had changed from sweats to jeans and a blouse, and when her husband arrived she was still putting on make-up. It had been 18 days since they had last been together. Click for the latest on Giffords' recovery. (Read more Mark Kelly stories.)

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