Senator Mark Kirk Returns To Senate Walking, After 10 Months Of Stroke Rehabilitation

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US Vice President Joe Biden greets Illinois Senator Mark Kirk upon... News PhotoGovernment,Greeting,Horizontal,Illinois,Joseph Biden,Mark Kirk,Pain,Politics,USA,United States Senate,Vice President,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Vice President Joe Biden (L) greets Illinois Senator Mark Kirk upon his return to the Senate on January 3, 2013 after suffering a stroke last January. Krik was welcomed by his colleagues on the step of the Senate a year after a stroke affected the right side of his brain. Kirk spent a year relearning how to walk in intensive physical therapy. The 113th Congress convenes Thursday fresh from the year-end fiscal cliff fiasco, but lawmakers will ring in 2013 casting a wary eye towards the even tougher budget battles that lie ahead. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)