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Naturalization: Feb. 16, 2011

Hand-Shake-naturalization

Judge Myron Duhart II congratulates Tesfagebriel Afeworki Mehari, formerly of Eritrea.

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Flag-Waving-naturalization

Paola Rebeca Green, formerly of Costa Rica, waves an American flag during a naturalization service Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio.

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Star-Spangled-Banner-naturalization

A new citizen holds a copy of the Star-Spangled Banner, the United States' national anthem.

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Vijendra-Smile-naturalization

Savith Vijendra, 4, forces a smile on the face of his mother, Divya Goutam Vijendra, formerly of India, during a naturalization service.

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Oath-of-Citizenship-naturalization

Betty Ubando Frisco, left, formerly of the Philippines, and Paola Rebeca Green, second from left, formerly of Costa Rica, join others taking the Oath of Citizenship.

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Judge-Zouhary-naturalization

Judge Jack Zouhary of the U.S. District Court labeled the theme of the event "love of country" because the ceremony fell between Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day.

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Singing-Blue-naturalization

Members of The Singing Blue, the St. Francis de Sales High School Mens Chorus, perform during the naturalization ceremony.

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Judicial-Alumni-naturalization

Judges who graduated from St. Francis de Sales and attended the naturalization ceremony there include, from left, Gene Zmuda, Michael Goulding, Thomas Osowik, Myron Duhart II, Francis Gorman, and David Lewandoski.

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Pledge-of-Allegiance-naturalization

Newly naturalized citizens stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Hugs-naturalization

Betty Ubando Frisco, left, formerly of the Philippines, gets a hug from Paola Rebeca Green, formerly of Costa Rica, after taking the Oath of Citizenship at St. Francis de Sales High School.

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