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Naturalizatrion ceremony kicks off annual Fourth event

Fireworks cap off the New York State Fourth of July Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Friday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Fireworks cap off the New York State Fourth of July Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Friday.
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In 2009, Natasha Naji arrived in the United States as a refugee. On Friday, she became an American, along with 10 others at the Empire State Plaza. The Fourth of July naturalization ceremony was an early highlight of a celebration that included food, fun and fireworks for thousands at the complex. “I am very happy,” she said, with her daughter, Noor Murad, 16, beaming beside her. Naji is originally from Baghdad. In 2003, her husband ...

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