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Isheanesu Mazani, of Delta, center, recited the Pledge of Allegiance along with his fellow new citizens. Mazani is originally from Zimbabwe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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