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Australia's Uluru closed amid strong winds


Visitors queueing up to climb Australia's famous Uluru on Friday before it permanently closes expressed their disappointment when the rock was closed because of bad weather. But the high winds died down and rangers reopened Uluru - formerly known as Ayers Rock - later in the day. They'll continue to assess weather conditions until the rock closes at four o'clock Central Australia time. The sandstone monolith that dominates Australia's arid centre has long been celebrated as a peak to conquer and a sacred site to be revered. The decision to close the rock to climbers has been a divisive question both for indigenous Australians and the wider world. Interviews with Stephen Baldwin and Tjiangu Thomas from the Uluru National Park, visitor Dean Bevridge.

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