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Giffords' Husband Mark Kelly to Attend National Prayer Breakfast

This photo provided by the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows Mark Kelly watching the State of the Union address with Giffords in her hospital room in Houston, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)

This photo provided by the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shows Mark Kelly watching the State of the Union address with Giffords in her hospital room in Houston, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)

Captain Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is leaving his injured wife's bedside at a Houston, Texas rehabilitation hospital to say a prayer at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Giffords was one of thirteen people wounded in a January shooting spree that targeted a "Congress on Your Corner" event she was hosting at a Tucson supermarket in January.

Kelly, a NASA astronaut, has been a very public face of the shooting, appearing in photos from Giffords' hospital room and sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama at a memorial service honoring the six people killed in the rampage.

After President Obama addresses the gathering, Kelly will say a prayer wrapping up the annual breakfast.