On the Constitution’s 225th anniversary, 215 people took the oath of allegiance to the United States in the rotunda of the National Archives.
Sept. 17, 2012 Dominique Bagnato gets a hug from his wife, Tesa Conlin, and daughters Bliss, 11, center, and Mila, 7, after a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives. Bagnato and 214 other people became U.S. citizens on Monday, which was also the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. “Life brings you unexpected things,” says Bagnato, who is originally from France and is a teacher at the French International School in Chevy Chase. Matt McClain/For The Washington Post Buy Photo