Walkley award winning photographer Lukas Coch captured a series of dramatic, moving and memorable images at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as the climbing ban came into effect.
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Here for the climb: Jeff Lis and Stefan Gangur were among the visitors posing for photographs ahead of climbing Uluru on Thursday. See more images like this.
Respect: A man wearing a t-shirt saying 'I chose not to climb' stands near a queue of tourists in the hours before the climb closed on Friday. See more images like this.
Final rush: Tourists make the climb on Friday. See more images like this.
Closed for good: Uluru-Kata Tjuta Ranger Lynda Wright (left) and Chair of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Council Sidney James shake hands after installing the new sign for the permanent closure of the climb on Friday. See more images like this.
Peace at last: Uluru is captured before sunrise on Saturday. See more images like this.
Close up: Traditional owner Cassidy Uluru speaks to the media on Saturday. See more images like this.
Anangu land: Traditional owners pose for photographs in front of Uluru on Saturday. See more images like this.
Red, yellow and black: An Aboriginal flag flies as people arrive for an official ceremony marking the closure of the climb on Sunday. See more images like this.
Historic occasion: Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett performs at the official ceremony on Sunday night. See more images like this.
Celebrations: Local residents hit the dance floor on Sunday night. See more images like this.
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