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Becoming American

Immigrants are sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. 

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Immigrants are sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants go down an escalator after being sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants go down an escalator after being sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants go down an escalator after being sworn in as new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Actor Jeff Goldblum sits with his wife Emilie Livingston from Canada and their 22-month-old son Charlie Ocean Goldblum as Livingston is sworn in as a new U.S. citizen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actor Jeff Goldblum sits with his wife Emilie Livingston from Canada and their 22-month-old son Charlie Ocean Goldblum as Livingston is sworn in as a new U.S. citizen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actor Jeff Goldblum sits with his wife Emilie Livingston from Canada and their 22-month-old son Charlie Ocean Goldblum as Livingston is sworn in as a new U.S. citizen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrant from Indonesia Kali Porter, 34. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrant from Indonesia Kali Porter, 34. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrant from Indonesia Kali Porter, 34. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrant Yalda Moradi, 43, from Iran stands with her daughter Lilia Koohian, 9. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrant Yalda Moradi, 43, from Iran stands with her daughter Lilia Koohian, 9. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrant Yalda Moradi, 43, from Iran stands with her daughter Lilia Koohian, 9. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants leave a naturalization ceremony after becoming U.S. citizens in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants leave a naturalization ceremony after becoming U.S. citizens in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants leave a naturalization ceremony after becoming U.S. citizens in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Brianna Valanzuele, 14, (C) hugs her immigrant grandmother (R) after her grandmother was sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Brianna Valanzuele, 14, (C) hugs her immigrant grandmother (R) after her grandmother was sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Brianna Valanzuele, 14, (C) hugs her immigrant grandmother (R) after her grandmother was sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants sworn in as new U.S. citizens. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants sworn in as new U.S. citizens. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants sworn in as new U.S. citizens. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants are sworn in as new U.S. citizens. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in as new U.S. citizens. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in as new U.S. citizens. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Scarlet Gammon, 53, from the Philippines sits with her husband, George Gammon, 59, before being sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Scarlet Gammon, 53, from the Philippines sits with her husband, George Gammon, 59, before being sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Scarlet Gammon, 53, from the Philippines sits with her husband, George Gammon, 59, before being sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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U.S. citizen Jeff Bates, 52, holds a U.S. flag as he accompanies his wife, Arlen Bates, 54, from the Philippines as she becomes a new U.S. citizen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

U.S. citizen Jeff Bates, 52, holds a U.S. flag as he accompanies his wife, Arlen Bates, 54, from the Philippines as she becomes a new U.S. citizen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

U.S. citizen Jeff Bates, 52, holds a U.S. flag as he accompanies his wife, Arlen Bates, 54, from the Philippines as she becomes a new U.S. citizen. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrants are sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Immigrant Esmat Aghaee, 81, from Iran waits to be sworn in. 

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Immigrant Esmat Aghaee, 81, from Iran waits to be sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Immigrant Esmat Aghaee, 81, from Iran waits to be sworn in. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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