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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fifty-four people from 26 countries are officially U.S. citizens.

A naturalization ceremony in Lewiston marked the end of the citizenship process. They come from countries like Burma - Somali - and Iraq - and live throughout Maine.
They became citizens after taking the Oath of Allegiance - and their first act as Americans was saying the pledge of Allegiance.

The citizenship process usually takes about 4 months - and for many of the new US citizens, it's a day to think about the future they can create in America.

Lewiston's naturalization ceremony happens every year.

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