PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More than a dozen people became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the YWCA downtown.

Fourteen citizenship candidates took the Oath of Allegiance on Friday.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Jim Cahalan)

The new citizens represent nine countries including Singapore and Spain.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Jim Cahalan)

Last year, 834,000 people took the oath of citizenship in naturalization ceremonies across this country, which was the most in 11 years.