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Citizenship-Eric-Hillenbrand

Eric Hillenbrand sings "the Star-Spangled Banner" during the ceremony. Hillenbrand is the artistic director of the Toledo Rep. At left is Jeff Sailer, executive director of the Toledo Zoo; at right is Judge Jack Zouhary.

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Judge Jack Zouhary, left, presents Sharda Vyas, center, with her citizenship papers during the ceremony. At right is her daughter-in-law, Anila Vyas. Sharda Vyas is from India; the Vyas' live in Toledo.

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William Berry, from the United Kingdom, one of two new citizens who spoke at the event. "There is no better place for us to call home," said the Scot.

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In his brief remarks, Roland Zongo, a new citizen from Burkina Faso, says he wanted to be an American, "to be counted among the people" who respond to the needs of others around the world.

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Judge Jack Zouhary, left, and new citizen Marlene Chybar. Chybar is from Jamaica.

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Judge Jack Zouhary, left, with new citizen Rokya Toure Miller, originally from Cote D'Ivoire.

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Judge Jack Zouhary, left, and new citizen Malak Lenhart, formerly of Jordan.

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