Woman, 111, sworn in as US citizen
Published 14/01/2012 | 08:08
An Iraqi native has become a US citizen at the age of 111.
WWJ-AM reported Warina Zaya Bashou took the oath of citizenship on Friday at her Sterling Heights home, north of Detroit.
The radio station said Ms Bashou was surrounded by about a dozen relatives and friends during the ceremony.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman Marilu Cabrera said Ms Bashou was born in 1900 and is the second-oldest person on record to be naturalised.
Ms Bashou credits her longevity to drinking green tea.