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Doing what comes naturally at Portland citizenship ceremony

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Doing what comes naturally at Portland citizenship ceremony

Photo: Ben McCanna / The Forecaster

Eighty people, including the mother of 15-month-old Hela Fabbar, became U.S. citizens Friday, April 18, in a ceremony at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. It was the fourth time a naturalization ceremony was held at the school as part of a seven-week learning program on immigration. Hela's mother, Azhar Fabbar, from Iraq, is in the background.

Photo: Ben McCanna / The Forecaster

Galina Souther, left, of Russia, and Xiaojie Chen, of China, celebrate after becoming naturalized U.S. citizens April 18 at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland.

Photo: Ben McCanna / The Forecaster

Married couple Abdullah and Rabalo Hussein, formerly of Iraq, recite the Oath of Allegience to become naturalized U.S. citizens on Friday, April 18, at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland.