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Thousands mark Independence Day with citizenship

1 year ago July 04, 2013 Jul 4, 2013 Thursday, July 04 2013 Thursday, July 04, 2013 1:22:05 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Holding miniature American flags and dressed in various shades of red, white and blue, more than 50 of the country's newest citizens have taken the Oath of Allegiance in New Orleans.

They are among more than 7,800 candidates becoming citizens at special ceremonies across the country and overseas through Friday. The citizenship candidates in New Orleans hailed from about two dozen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Hungary, Iran, Iraq and Kosovo. Their ceremony was held on Independence Day at the National World War II Museum.

Ana Nedreberg is a native of Nicaragua. She wiped tears from her eyes as she waved a flag.

"This is my country now," she said.

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