KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — Two-hundred-thirty-five people from nearly 50 countries around the world became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota's Black Hills.

The Thursday ceremony included people from Belarus and Honduras, Laos and Liberia, South Sudan and South Korea, Columbia and Canada.

Federal Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann administered the Oath of Allegiance, and U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken proclaimed the immigrants U.S. citizens.

It was the largest naturalization ceremony ever held at Mount Rushmore.

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