President Obama Swears in New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

President Obama takes part in a naturalization ceremony for active duty members of the Armed Forces, swearing them in Friday as United States citizens.

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    Taking the Oath

    President Obama listens on as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano administers the oath to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, making them U.S. citizens (Reuters).
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    Obama Prepares for Ceremony

    President Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano enter the Rose Garden of the White House on their way to the naturalization ceremony (Reuters).
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    Obama Awards Service Member

    President Obama presents Marine Sgt. Ledum Ndaanee with the Outstanding American by Choice recognition, which highlights the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens, during the ceremony (Reuters).
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    Swearing in New Citizens

    President Obama observes and listens as members of the U.S. Armed Forces are sworn in as U.S. citizens during the naturalization ceremony in the Rose Garden (Reuters).
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    Obama Addresses the Crowd

    Obama addresses the members of the U.S. armed forces during the naturalization ceremony, where they were awarded citizenship in recognition for the commitments they made to the U.S. (AP).
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    A Salute to Armed Forces

    Marine Sgt. Ledum Ndaanee, originally from Nigeria, salutes President Obama after receiving the Outstanding American by Choice award during a naturalization ceremony (AP).
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    Obama Prepares for Ceremony

    President Obama walks to the Rose Garden at the White House as he prepares to attend a naturalization ceremony for U.S. Armed Forces (AP).
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    Taking the Oath

    Members of the U.S. Armed Forces raise their right hands as they accept the oath during a naturalization ceremony swearing them in as U.S. citizens (AP).
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