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Tourists flock to climb Uluru ahead of ban

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  •   10-10-2019  1:41 pm

Tourists flock to climb Uluru ahead of ban

With Australia set to enact a ban on climbing Uluru, thousands of tourists are flocking to the popular Australian landmark to get in one last climb before Oct. 26.

According to reports, the site has seen increasing numbers of visitors in recent weeks, with some photos on social media depicting massive line-ups of tourists waiting to climb the sandstone formation.

READ MORE: Australia to end Uluru climbs

The Oct. 26 climbing ban, which was first announced in November 2017, coincides with the anniversary of the Australian government’s 1985 return of Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, to the indigenous Anangu people, who hold the site as sacred.

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