The photo was taken before Hargitay and Biden attended a news conference in Rockville, Md., to address the need to reduce domestic violence deaths.
The photo captures Hargitay and Biden alongside Maile M. Zambuto -- CEO of Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation, which promotes domestic violence prevention and awareness -- posing for a "selfie":
— Office of VP Biden (@VP) March 13, 2013
Hargitay later shared more pictures of herself and Biden on her own Twitter account.
My friend, fellow advocate and hero. twitpic.com/cb3aq5
— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) March 13, 2013
Biden said on Wednesday that the Justice Department will be offering $2 million in grants to aid the reduction of homicides from domestic violence.