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25 take Oath of Citizenship in downtown Toledo

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New citizens hold their paperwork as well as small American flags.

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Sammy Adebiyi, of West Toledo and formerly of Nigeria, left, joins other future American citizens in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Katie Ochoa, left, and her daughters Jocelyn, 12, center, and Genesis, 6, right, wave American flags at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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Ashley Adebiyi, left, embraces Sammy Adebiyi, both of West Toledo, right, after Sammy received his citizenship papers.

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Sammy Adebiyi, of West Toledo cheers after receiving his citizenship papers.

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Oomer Jiwa, a new citizen, reads the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Ohio Air National Guard Color Guard Team holds the flag aloft during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Judge Jack Zouhary delivers the opening remarks.

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Sami Mejri, center, and his wife Najet, right, stand for a photograph with their daughter Narmeen, 2. Sami, who was naturalized in 2006, spoke during the ceremony before Najet took the Oath of Citizenship.

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