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    Dozens of people gather Wednesday for a naturalization ceremony at the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion.

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    Sumitra Srinivasan, originally from India, right, smiles as she is congratulated on becoming a U.S. citizen after swearing the Oath of Citizenship during her naturalization ceremony.

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    Jihua Zhu, originally from the People's Republic of China, right, holds her flag aloft while taking the Oath of Citizenship.

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    New citizens, including Bevreen Dhahir, originally of Iraq, center, take the Oath of Citizenship.

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    Guest speaker Cynthia Thompson, chair of the Toledo Museum of Art Board of Directors, delivers her remarks during a naturalization ceremony Wednesday.

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    Ramy Asaad Anwar Kila, originally from Egypt, center, smiles as he is congratulated on becoming a U.S. citizen.

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    New U.S. citizens, including Lanlan Lin, left, complete voter registration paperwork.

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    TONED Naturalization16Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Retired U.S. District Court Judge Vernelis Armstrong presided over the naturalization ceremony, swearing in 36 new citizens from 18 different countries. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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    Nada Agha, originally from Lebanon, center, waves an American Flag with her grandson Karim Agha, 5, after Ms. Agha became and United States citizen Wednesday.

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    Bevreen Isam Dhahir, originally from Iraq, center, smiles as she is congratulated on becoming a U.S. citizen.

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    Sandra Marquis, originally from Canada, center, applauds alongside other new citizens during their naturalization ceremony at the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion.

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    Virginia Akumu Mullah, originally from Kenya, center, smiles as she is congratulated on becoming a U.S. citizen.

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    Retired U.S. District Court Judge Vernelis Armstrong delivers her remarks Wednesday during a naturalization ceremony.

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    Brian Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art, spoke of his own roots in Ireland and Australia as he addressed dozens of people during a naturalization ceremony.

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    Yu Qiang Weng held his two-month-old son Jadm as they waited for Mr. Weng's wife Lanlan Lin, originally from China, to become a U.S. citizen.

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Retired U.S. District Court Judge Vernelis Armstrong presided over a naturalization ceremony Wednesday at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion, swearing in 36 new citizens from 18 different countries.

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