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American La France, Amilcar and Auto Union racing cars at the Riga Motormuseum

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A: Latvian-built electric rally raid vehicle at the Riga Motor Museum, Latvia

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Latvian-built electric rally raid vehicle at the Riga Motor Museum, Latvia

B: Inside the OSCar eO - World’s First Electric Race Car to Participate in Dakar 2012

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C: At the wheel of American La France Typ 12 "Symplex", 1914

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At the wheel of American La France Typ 12 "Symplex", 1914

D: Antique truck exposition in Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

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E: HORCH and AUDI antique cars at the exposition of the Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

od Vil Muhametshin, 10 meters away

Read more about HORCH http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horchand AUDI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi

HORCH and AUDI antique cars at the exposition of the Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

G: The cars of WWII, exposition at Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

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The cars of WWII, exposition at Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

H: RUSSO BALT fire engine, 1912 - at the Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

od Vil Muhametshin, 20 meters away

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RUSSO BALT fire engine, 1912 - at the Riga Motormuseum, Latvia

J: SELVE 12/50 Tourer (1927) at the Riga Motor Museum, Latvia

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SELVE 12/50 Tourer (1927) at the Riga Motor Museum, Latvia

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

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