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New U.S. Citizens Take Center Stage at National Archives

December 13, 2013

Date: 12/13/2013 Location: Washington, DC Description: Foreign journalists interviews a newly sworn-in U.S. citizen at the National Archives Naturalization Ceremony to celebrate the 222th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. - State Dept Image

December 12, 2013; Washington, DC
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Andrew Strike
Telephone: 202-504-6356; email:

The Washington Foreign Press Center facilitated coverage of the National Archives’ “Bill of Rights” naturalization ceremony by four foreign broadcast media outlets, including TVE Spain, NTN24 Colombia, BBC Persia TV, and RTVI Russia. The special event featured over 35 newly-naturalized U.S. citizens taking the oath of allegiance at the Rotunda in front of the original “Charters of Freedom” (The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights).