In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, Gangarangamma, 65, gestures as she speaks to The Associated Press near the land, she and her husband farmed for decades which the records show is registered to the government, a sign the land remained in dispute, in village Karadigere Kaval, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Bangalore, India. 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, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, Gangarangamma, 65, gestures as she speaks to The Associated Press near the land, she and her husband farmed for decades which the records show is registered to the government, a sign the land remained in dispute, in village Karadigere Kaval, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Bangalore, India. 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, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, Gangarangamma, 65, gestures as she speaks to The Associated Press near the land, she and her husband farmed for decades which the records show is registered to the government, a sign the land remained in dispute, in village Karadigere Kaval, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Bangalore, India. 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, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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