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Friday, October 29, 2010

Incredible pictures of water streaming down Australia's Ayers Rock

 The simply-amazing view of down-streaming waterfalls

The 1,142ft landmark had been drenched by six months' rainfall in a single day when it was snapped this month by amateur photographer Peter Carol.

Ayers Rock - which is called Uluru by the Aboriginal people who live nearby - is in the country's dry Red Centre and just six inches fell there last year. The rock is 270 miles south of the nearest city, Alice Springs, and measures about a mile wide and six miles around the base.
English explorer William Gosse reached the area in July 1873 and named the landmark Ayers Rock after Sir Henry Ayers, then Chief Secretary of South Australia.

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