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Uluru, Australia, satellite image. North is at top. Uluru (also called Ayers Rock) is a large sandstone rock formation (centre). It is the visible part of a much larger underground rock formation. It rises more than 318 metres above the surrounding plain, and the distance around the base is some 8 kilometres. Uluru is located in Kata Tjuta National Park, around 450 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. It is an Aboriginal sacred site and Australia's most famous natural landmark. Image obtained by the Ikonos satellite on 17 January 2004.
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