Uluru

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Uluru

a large isolated desert rock, sometimes described as the world's largest monolith, in the Northern Territory of Australia: sacred to local Aboriginal people. Height: 330m (1100 ft.). Base circumference: 9 km (5.6 miles)
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Three years after that conviction a piece of clothing, identified as having belonged to Azaria, was found in a dingo's den near Ayer's Rock.
Tourism is the main industry here with Ayer's Rock, or Uluru, the central attraction, now back in the hands of the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, with strings, of course, to safeguard the tourist trade.
Meirion Llywelyn, group spokesman, said, ``As a keen hill walker I heard about the Aborigines who are fighting for the world-famous Ayer's Rock to be referred to by the local Aborigine name, Uluru.
Though I had hoped the folks at CBS might drop the Bush and Gore legal teams into the Australian outback to fight over sunblock and locusts, it looks like fans of last summer's surprise hit will once again be watching 16 fairly ordinary humans battle and betray one another in hopes of winning a pot of gold the size of Ayer's Rock.
Also in the top 20 were Ayer's Rock in Australia (12th), Niagara Falls (15th), the Pyramids (17th) and the Great Wall of China (20th).