Sen. Mark S. Kirk waves to the dozens of members of Congress who lined the Capitol steps to watch him make his way to the chamber for the first time in nearly a year. The Illinois Republican, assisted by Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, left, and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, has been in rehabilitation since suffering a stroke in January 2012.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.