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New American citizens sworn in

Published On: Aug 16 2013 06:34:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 16 2013 04:14:11 PM CDT
ABINGDON, Va. -

The dream of becoming a U.S. citizen turned into realty today for 14 people in Southwest Virginia.

At a naturalization ceremony in Abingdon, each person took the oath of citizenship. 

The 14 people were from all around the world. They came from places like Canada, Egypt, and Haiti.

Each person received a certificate of citizenship and an American flag.