Twenty-one area children from 16 countries received their citizenship through their parents Tuesday afternoon at President Lincoln’s Cottage — stowing their own homemade stovetop hats under seats as they took the Oath of Allegiance.
April 24, 2012 Among children who became U.S. citizens Tuesday at President Lincoln's Cottage, in Northwest Washington, are 7-year-old Derce Selin Buyuk, left, of Turkey; Anusha Khurran, 6, of Pakistan; Gina Ramirez, 10, of Peru; and Kenean Yacob Kassahun, 9, of Ethiopia. Anusha's hat, which was designed to look like Lincoln's, had slid down over her face. The children live in the D.C. area and were part of a group of 21 children representing 16 countries. Sarah L. Voisin/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo