The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — Driver’s license photos in North Carolina will soon be captured in 3-D.

The state said Thursday it is planning for the changes for 2012.

The new photos will come from a camera with multiple lenses. The black-and-white photograph will be laser engraved to the card to provide a clear image.

North Carolina has worked with the FBI to test whether the state’s facial-recognition software can be used to match photos of fugitives with license photos. DMV spokeswoman Marge Howell says the 3-D images will improve that effort.

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