Albany welcomes new citizens and Smash Mouth

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Smash Mouth may have brought some raw energy (and Shrek dolls) to Empire State Plaza, but the 26 new American citizens from 17 different countries were the real all-stars. Albany’s annual Fourth of July festivities brought the usual fireworks spectacular, out-dated superstar act, and my favorite part — the naturalization ceremony. Check out the pictures from the day below:

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