USC’s 139th commencement ceremony

Graduates stand up and cheer as their school is announced at USC’s commencement ceremony on Friday.
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Friday marks USC’s 139th commencement day. About 8,000 USC students marched under their school’s flag before receiving their degrees. The ceremony featured performances by the USC band and speeches by the valedictorian Adam Karelin, Olympian Allyson Felix and President Carol L. Folt.

Graduates stand up and cheer as their school is announced at USC’s commencement.
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Graduates enter USC’s commencement on Friday.
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Simon Asono, who earned his master’s degree in urban planning, holds month-old Lucas as his wife, Olivia, looks on.
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Doves are released at the end of Friday’s commencement.
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Engineering major Salvatore A. Vatale wears flower and money leis at USC’s commencement.
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A graduate with a decorated cap sits with fellow students during the ceremony.
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Graduates pose for a photo.
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USC President Carol L. Folt flashes the Trojan victory sign alongside Rick Caruso, president of the Board of Trustees and an L.A. mayoral candidate, and 11-time Olympic medalist and USC alum Allyson Felix, who delivered the keynote address.
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New USC graduates celebrate.
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