CBS 3 Photographer’s Extraordinary Journey From Baghdad To Philadelphia

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By Chris May

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Atheer Hamid Hussein is an Iraqi by birth. He’s an American by choice.

He made that official on a recent Friday morning in Philadelphia when he recited the “Oath of Allegiance” and became a U.S. citizen. His entire family was there to share the moment. His oldest daughter Haneen called him her hero.

PHOTOS: CBS 3 Photographer’s Extraordinary Journey From Baghdad To Philadelphia

“I am so proud of him,” she said. “He’s come so far to just be here.”

So far, indeed.

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Atheer grew up in Baghdad, the youngest of ten children. After earning a degree in French studies, he followed his older brother into a career as a cameraman, shooting soap operas and documentaries. But in 2003 when the war came to Iraq Atheer discovered a new line of work — using his camera to capture the conflict for…

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