Israel Longoria, 13, stands with his father Joaquin Longoria Caldera after his father became and American citizen.
Forty-one area residents from 28 countries became American citizens during a ceremony Thursday at the Toledo Zoo.
U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary administered the oath of citizenship during the ceremony in the indoor theater of the zoo's Museum of Science.
The new citizens, listed by their country of origin, are:
Armenia -- Karine Benik Avanyan
Bangladesh -- Sita Rani Das
Brazil -- Leonard Andrew Oliveira Callender, Diego Ricardo Waxemberg
Burma -- Moe San
Canada -- Timothy Robert Thomas Hogan
Dominica -- Samuel Joseph Christian
Eritrea -- Zebib Beyene Gradina
Germany -- Brigitta Erika Emmert-Mathews
India -- Raman Singh Bola, Amit Mukeshbhai Patel, Hemantkumar Chaturbhai Patel
Iran -- Ahmad Morad Roudbari
Ireland -- Shane Michael Keady
Judge Jack Zouhary congratulates Mohamad Najib Mahmoud at the zoo's Museum of Science. Judge Zouhary presided at the naturalization ceremony. Mr. Mahmoud is a native of Lebanon.
Jordan -- Rana Odeh
Kenya -- Cosmus Ivuku Mwanzia
Lebanon -- Inaam Hussein Hamdan, Mohamad Najib Mahmoud, Hadil Ayad Rahal, Jad Ayad Rahal
Mexico -- Joaquin Longoria Caldera, Rosalba Enedina Frida Guatemala DeLause, Carlos Enrique Espinoza, Lucinda Teresa Linares, Juan Gonzalez Lopez
Morocco -- Hanane Labrahmi
Nigeria -- Gideon Chima Nwokenta
Palestine -- Fady A A Awwad
Panama -- Zenaida Guevara Tenorio
People's Republic of China -- Jinmei Chen, Jie Liu, Jessica Lu Perry
Philippines -- Juliana Jebulan Graber
Singapore -- Paul Tze Min Tay
Somalia -- Abdisalam Abdi Ali
South Korea -- Jung Hun Marty Ryu
Syria -- Ahmad Abdulhak
Thailand -- Fiona Kanoknat Roberts, Adisorn Techaran
United Kingdom -- Gareth Dolan
Zimbabwe -- Sombhai Rambhai Patel
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