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

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US Vice President Joe Biden helps Illinois Senator Mark Kirk to climb... News PhotoAssistance,Climbing,Government,Horizontal,Illinois,Joseph Biden,Mark Kirk,Pain,Politics,USA,United States Senate,Vice President,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Vice President Joe Biden (R) helps Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (C) to climb up the stairs 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)