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Hector Colon (left) and Victor Duran, both of the Dominican Republic, wave American flags after being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta on Tuesday. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" spans one and a half octaves. Above, Samu Manoa, Scott Lavalla and Cameron Dolan of the USA Eagles sing the anthem before the opening qualifying match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images hide caption

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Celebrating A Star-Spangled Anthem ... That's Really Hard To Sing

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Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, last July. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Safety Changes Are Small Comfort When Oil Trains Pass

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Hector Colon (left) and Victor Duran, both of the Dominican Republic, wave American flags after being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta on Tuesday. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

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Paulo Ito's picture of a starving child left to dine on a soccer ball has been shared more than 50,000 times on Facebook. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls

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In one of the waiting rooms of the Chicago Civic Opera House, Urban Prep graduates dance and let off some steam before the school's commencement ceremony begins. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chicago Students Enroll As Boys, And Graduate As College-Bound Men

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"I work with hand tools every day but few feel as good, or as manly, as a well cared for ax," says Cory, via Instagram. Cory/Instagram hide caption

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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

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Rick and Marianne wash dishes together. She no longer remembers that he is her husband. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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As A Husband Becomes Caregiver To His Wife, A Marriage Evolves

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