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USC graduates cast shadows as they stand during the singing of the national anthem at the start of the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Cynthia Chan stands amid fellow students from the USC School of Pharmacy as they prepare to attend commencement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

The shadow of student Mihir Shah of the USC School of Pharmacy is cast against a flag before commencement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A student jumps over a railing to catch up with members of his class who process toward commencement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Hyeran Shin, 21, is all smiles at commencement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

USC President Max Nikias flashes the victory symbol after his opening remarks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

With last-minute studies and work contributing to economics major Femi Oniya's fatigue, he enjoys a brief nap during opening remarks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

"Find your passion," said Steven A. Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft Corp., in his speech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

USC graduate Gabriel Oros, 24, celebrates at the end of the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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