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New Home: 1,000 Gain Citizenship at Braves Stadium

1,094 new citizens from 81 countries participated in a naturalization ceremony at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

. Sarah Contis, 5, holds up an American flag while accompanying her father, Alex Contis, right, of Romania, as he becomes a U.S. citizen in Atlanta, Ga., on July 2. A naturalization ceremony for more than 1,000 citizenship candidates took place at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team in Atlanta on Wednesday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 1,094 new citizens from 81 countries as part of their annual Independence Day celebration marking the nation’s 238th birthday this year. David Goldman / AP

. Davi Niroula, of Bhutan, holds a U.S. flag and an Atlanta Braves foam tomahawk before being sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Atlanta on Wednesday. David Goldman / AP

. More than 1,000 citizenship candidates raise their hands for the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, on Wednesday. David Goldman / AP

. U.S. flags sit in a seat's cup holder during a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta on Wednesday. David Goldman / AP

. Jensi Francisco, 4, holds an American flag while attending a naturalization ceremony in which his mother, Jennifer Francisco, of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in Atlanta. David Goldman / AP