In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, a Bhoomi program kiosk operator hands over the prints of land records to a villager in Hoskote 30 Kilometers (19 miles) from Bangalore, Karnataka state, India. Bhoomi is a program that digitized Karnataka's 20 million handwritten land records. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, hopes emerged that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo,  a Bhoomi program kiosk operator hands over the prints of land records to a villager in Hoskote 30 Kilometers (19 miles) from Bangalore, Karnataka state, India.   Bhoomi is a program that digitized Karnataka's 20 million handwritten land records.  For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, hopes emerged that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, a Bhoomi program kiosk operator hands over the prints of land records to a villager in Hoskote 30 Kilometers (19 miles) from Bangalore, Karnataka state, India. Bhoomi is a program that digitized Karnataka's 20 million handwritten land records. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, hopes emerged that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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