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India's Aadhaar programme

A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files
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A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files
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A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A man goes through the process of eye scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files
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A woman waits for her turn to to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A woman waits for her turn to to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A woman waits for her turn to to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files
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A girl waits for her turn to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A girl waits for her turn to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files

A girl waits for her turn to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal/Files
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A woman poses with her hands after she got her fingerprint scanned for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A woman poses with her hands after she got her fingerprint scanned for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A woman poses with her hands after she got her fingerprint scanned for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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Village women stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Village women stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Village women stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A villager gets ready to be photographed for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager gets ready to be photographed for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager gets ready to be photographed for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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Village women stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Village women stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Village women stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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Villagers stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Villagers stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Villagers stand in a queue to get themselves enrolled for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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Villagers crowd inside an enrolment centre for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Villagers crowd inside an enrolment centre for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

Villagers crowd inside an enrolment centre for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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An operator works on his table while enrolling villagers for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

An operator works on his table while enrolling villagers for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

An operator works on his table while enrolling villagers for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A man and his wife display their Unique Identification (UID) cards outside their hut at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A man and his wife display their Unique Identification (UID) cards outside their hut at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A man and his wife display their Unique Identification (UID) cards outside their hut at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner to register for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner to register for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner to register for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
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A woman goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system in the outskirts of Ahmedabad February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A woman goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system in the outskirts of Ahmedabad February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A woman goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system in the outskirts of Ahmedabad February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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