<p><br> Lightning flashes over Ayers Rock, a landmark red sandstone monolith that draws tourists to Australia's center. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park houses the rock, called Uluru by Aborigines, the continent's original inhabitants.</p>


Lightning flashes over Ayers Rock, a landmark red sandstone monolith that draws tourists to Australia's center. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park houses the rock, called Uluru by Aborigines, the continent's original inhabitants.

Photograph by Mark Laricchia/Corbis

Australia Photos

See photos of Australia (including Ayers Rock, Sydney, koalas, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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