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From left, Leo Aranas Escobedo of Wapakoneta, originally from the Philippines, Tahrima Ferdous of Toledo, originally from Bangladesh, and Bashar Salameh Yousef Gammoh of Toledo, originally from Jordan, take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in U.S. District Court in Toledo.

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Liang Wu of Toledo, originally from People's Republic of China, left, and Mai Youa Yang of Toledo, originally from Laos, take the oath of citizenship.

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Yar Kiepeeh Davay of Toledo, originally from Liberia, gets her certificate of citizenship from Judge David Katz during a naturalization ceremony in U.S. District Court in Toledo. She and 27 other people became U.S. citizens Monday.

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Houda Husamuldeen Albakri, left, and her brother Omar Albakri, both of Sylvania Township, originally from Iraq, wave to family after becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony. Their mother, Elham Hasan Salami also became a citizen.

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Judge David Katz talks with Elham Hasan Salami, left, and her children, Houda Husamuldeen Albakri, second from left, and Omar Albakri, right, after they became U.S. citizens. The family who lives in Sylvania Township is originally from Iraq.

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