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The Ayers Rock

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Travelers making the trek through Australia’s interior gather in the Ghan’s Gold Kangaroo lounge. (Beverly Beyette / LAT)
Ayers Rock
A camel tour heads out to Uluru (Ayers Rock). (Beverly Beyette / LAT)
Ayers Rock Resort
A light-filled canopy covers the lobby at Sails in the Desert, the high-end offering at the Ayers Rock Resort. (Beverly Beyette / LAT)
Ayers Rock
From afar, Uluru (or Ayers Rock) looks smooth. Up close, it’s a different story. Aborigines discourage climbing; for them, it is a spiritual place. (Beverly Beyette / LAT)
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