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Published: 9/18/2013


New Citizens Sworn In

Photos from a naturalization ceremony held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the University of Toledo College of Law's McQuade Auditorium in West Toledo. As several dozen people looked on, 24 new citizens from 18 different countries were sworn in as American citizens. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW,

Isheanesu Mazani, of Delta, center, recited the Pledge of Allegiance along with his fellow new citizens. Mazani is originally from Zimbabwe. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Isheanesu Mazani, of Delta, center, recited the Pledge of Allegiance along with his fellow new citizens. Mazani is originally from ...
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Khaled Younes, of Maumee, left, accepted his new documentation to go along with his certificate of citizenship. Younes is originally from the United Arab Emirates. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Khaled Younes, of Maumee, left, accepted his new documentation to go along with his certificate of citizenship. Younes is originally ...
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Isheanesu Mazani, of Delta, left, accepted his certificate of citizenship. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Isheanesu Mazani, of Delta, left, accepted his certificate of citizenship.
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Sarah Gerwin, center, laughed with another new citizen. Gerwin is originally from the United Kingdom. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sarah Gerwin, center, laughed with another new citizen. Gerwin is originally from the United Kingdom.
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Vicky Guo, of Perrysburg, center, held her daughter Ton, 16-months-old, right, in one hand and her certificate of citizenship in the other. Guo is originally from the People's Republic of China. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Vicky Guo, of Perrysburg, center, held her daughter Ton, 16-months-old, right, in one hand and her certificate of ...
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A handful of American flags wait for distribution to new citizens. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A handful of American flags wait for distribution to new citizens.
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Student speaker Sebastian Wright, left, describes his experience of immigration from his native Colombia to the United States. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Student speaker Sebastian Wright, left, describes his experience of immigration from his native Colombia to the United States....
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Aaron Gerwin, 4, center, peeks his head out as he listens to a student speaker. Aaron's mother, Sarah Gerwin, of Bowling Green, was being naturalized. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Aaron Gerwin, 4, center, peeks his head out as he listens to a student speaker. Aaron's mother, Sarah Gerwin, of ...
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Mauricio Pena, of West Toledo, center, smiled as he and other immigrants clapped after being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony. Pena is originally from Mexico. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mauricio Pena, of West Toledo, center, smiled as he and other immigrants clapped after being sworn in during a naturalization ...
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