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Published: 5/15/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


25 take Oath of Citizenship in downtown Toledo

The Civic Center Mall in downtown Toledo was the site, May 15, where 25 new citizens from 17 countries were sworn in by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to take the Oath of Citizenship. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

New citizens hold their paperwork as well as small American flags. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sammy Adebiyi, of West Toledo and formerly of Nigeria, left, joins other future American citizens in saying the Pledge of ...
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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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Katie Ochoa, left, and her daughters Jocelyn, 12, center, and Genesis, 6, right, wave American flags at the conclusion of ...
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Ashley Adebiyi, left, embraces Sammy Adebiyi, both of West Toledo, right, after Sammy received his citizenship papers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sami Mejri, center, and his wife Najet, right, stand for a photograph with their daughter Narmeen, 2. Sami, who was ...
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