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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare inspects a school building under-construction in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district, in Maharashtra on June 17, 2011. Clad in white home-spun garments and living in a spartan room of his village's temple, Hazare is an unlikely thorn in the side of the government hundreds of miles away in New Delhi. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare inspects a school building under-construction in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district, in Maharashtra on June 17, 2011. Clad in white home-spun garments and living in a spartan room of his village's temple, Hazare is an unlikely thorn in the side of the government hundreds of miles away in New Delhi. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare adjusts his glasses as he gives an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra on June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare adjusts his glasses as he gives an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra on June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare walks through dining hall of a school he founded in Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare walks through dining hall of a school he founded in Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Children play a game of kabaddi on the grounds of a school in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra on June 16, 2011. The school was founded by veteran social activist Anna Hazare in 1979. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Children play a game of kabaddi on the grounds of a school in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra on June 16, 2011. The school was founded by veteran social activist Anna Hazare in 1979. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Students touch the feet of veteran social activist Anna Hazare as a sign of respect as he visits one of his schools in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra on June 17, 2011. For millions of Indians, he is a 21st-century Mahatma Gandhi, inspiring a rare wave of protests against the spiralling corruption that has tarnished the up-and-coming image of Asia's third-largest economy. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students touch the feet of veteran social activist Anna Hazare as a sign of respect as he visits one of his schools in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra on June 17, 2011. For millions of Indians, he is a 21st-century Mahatma Gandhi, inspiring a rare wave of protests against the spiralling corruption that has tarnished the up-and-coming image of Asia's third-largest economy. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare gestures as he speaks during an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare gestures as he speaks during an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare holds his hands as he gives an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare holds his hands as he gives an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Students pray during a morning assembly at a school in the Ralegan Siddhi village June 17, 2011. The school was founded by veteran social activist Anna Hazare in 1979. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students pray during a morning assembly at a school in the Ralegan Siddhi village June 17, 2011. The school was founded by veteran social activist Anna Hazare in 1979. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare listens to a question during an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare listens to a question during an interview in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A portrait of veteran social activist Anna Hazare hangs on the wall of a restaurant in Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra, June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A portrait of veteran social activist Anna Hazare hangs on the wall of a restaurant in Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra, June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A tailor sews clothes at his shop in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A tailor sews clothes at his shop in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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An employee sits outside a flour mill in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. The village is home to veteran social activist Anna Hazare. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An employee sits outside a flour mill in the Ralegan Siddhi village, in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. The village is home to veteran social activist Anna Hazare. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man gets a haircut at a barber shop in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. The village is home to veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man gets a haircut at a barber shop in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. The village is home to veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare speaks during an interview in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare speaks during an interview in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Veteran social activist Anna Hazare adjusts his glasses as he gives an interview in in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. Clad in white home-spun garments and living in a spartan room of his village's temple, Hazare is an unlikely thorn in the side of the government hundreds of miles away in New Delhi. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare adjusts his glasses as he gives an interview in in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. Clad in white home-spun garments and living in a spartan room of his village's temple, Hazare is an unlikely thorn in the side of the government hundreds of miles away in New Delhi. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A girl eats a mango while sitting in a hammock inside her house in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl eats a mango while sitting in a hammock inside her house in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Students attend class at a school in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Students attend class at a school in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man walks out of a computer institute in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. The village is home to veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man walks out of a computer institute in the Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra June 17, 2011. The village is home to veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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