Verta Anyaakuu, center, of the Congo, cheers and shouts, "I'm a proud American," causing the crowd to cheer at the closing of a naturalization ceremony on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the New York Public Library in New York. Over 190 immigrants from 59 countries became American citizens at the fourth annual Independence Day naturalization ceremony hosted by the library.
Verta Anyaakuu, center, of the Congo, cheers and shouts, "I'm a proud American," causing the crowd to cheer at the closing of a naturalization ceremony on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the New York Public Library in New York. Over 190 immigrants from 59 countries became American citizens at the fourth annual Independence Day naturalization ceremony hosted by the library. Michael Noble Jr. AP
Verta Anyaakuu, center, of the Congo, cheers and shouts, "I'm a proud American," causing the crowd to cheer at the closing of a naturalization ceremony on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the New York Public Library in New York. Over 190 immigrants from 59 countries became American citizens at the fourth annual Independence Day naturalization ceremony hosted by the library. Michael Noble Jr. AP

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