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Aborigines say Uluru is sacred. Tourists rushing to beat a hiking ban are trashing it.

It is a holy spot for the indigenous Anangu, where their ancestors rest and outsiders are cursed for disturbing the red-colored Uluru monolith reaching for the sky. The problem, however, is that Uluru has become revered by another group: Instagramming tourists drawn to hike and climb the 1,100-foot formation in central Australia, capturing photos of sunlight glinting off sandstone.

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