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Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe
Tu Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, paused during a naturalization ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Ramon Aquino (left ), Lax Iyer, and Jermaine Green were among those who took the oath of citizenship at the JFK Library.
Iyer and Green wore flags in their lapels as they waited to become citizens.
From left: David Dongo took a photo of his son, Rolando Dongo, and his daughter-in-law, Graciela, after Graciela became a citizen.
Emad Mesdary (center), a native of Egypt, and Momtaz Begum (second from right), a native of Bangladesh, waited to become US citizens.
Mesdary and Begum raised their right hands to take the oath of citizenship.
Soraya Rendon (center), originally of El Salvador, laughed with her son Nathan Lawson, 11, after becoming a citizen.
Jessica Rinaldi for the Boston Globe
The Dorchester museum hosts naturalization ceremonies about six times a year.
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