Photographs of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have been posted on her Facebook page, the first close looks at the congressman since she was seriously wounded by a gunman in a meeting with constituents in Arizona. Arizona photojournalist P.K. Weis was invited to take the pictures May 17, the day before she underwent further skull surgery.

The New York Times notes that Giffords has been making great strides, but remains limited in her ability to communicate by speaking.