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The Durtschi family, wearing bug head nets to protect themselves from the huge number of flies, from the United States Of America pose for a photograph in front of Kantju Gorge on the Mala walk. They are visiting Uluru but have decided not to climb the rock out of respect for the Anangu traditional owners. <br />
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Tourists are rushing to climb world heritage-listed Monolith, Uluru in Australia's central desert before a ban on climbers takes effect. The date of the closure, 26 October 2019, will be 34 years to the day since Uluru was given back to its traditional owners the Anangu people who have long requested that visitors not climb the sacred site.