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Climbing Australia’s giant red rock Uluru banned

CANBERRA: Climbing the world's largest monolith Uluru was banned on Wednesday amid concerns it was becoming a "theme park", undermining the giant red rock's deep cultural significance. Scrambling up the symbol of the Outback, also known as Ayers Rock, is seen by many tourists as a must-do on their visit to Australia. But they do so against the wishes of the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Anangu, to whom the site is sacred. At a meeting of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board, made up of traditional…