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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:00am

Carter Library Hosts New Citizens

Federal immigration authorities plan to welcome 55 new U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials said in a statement that the agency's Atlanta district director, Denise Frazier, will administer the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday morning.

The 55 citizenship candidates come from 33 countries.

The ceremony is part of the agency's annual Independence Day celebration. During a period from July 1 to July 5, the agency says more than 7,800 people will become citizens at more than 100 ceremonies.