1500 new citizens take oath in Minnesota

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Abdi Hashi wears a pair of American flags on his head at ceremonyA group of 1,500 immigrants from 100 different countries was sworn in as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the largest naturalization ceremony ever held in Minnesota.

Abdi Hashi wears a pair of American flags on his head during a naturalization ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Hashi, originally from Somalia, was one of approximately 1,500 immigrants from 100 different nations who were sworn in as new U.S. citizens in the largest naturalization ceremony ever held in Minnesota. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)

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