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Children of the Earth monument

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In june 15:th 1988 a group of seven children from Tanzania, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Sovjet Union and USA were gathered here at the North Cape. In one week they created the monument 'Barn av Jorden' / 'Children of the Earth' a symbol of coorperation, friendship, hope and joy.

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A: Nordkapp - Children of the World together

od Andrei Kuznetcov, less than 10 meters away

Nordkapp - Children of the World together

B: North Cape, Children of the World

od Henk Keijzer, less than 10 meters away

North Cape, Children of the World

North Cape, Children of the World

C: North Cape, King's View

od Henk Keijzer, 210 meters away

North Cape, King's View

North Cape, King's View

D: Globe at the North Cape

od Henk Keijzer, 240 meters away

Just to prove I was there too ;-))

Globe at the North Cape

E: Sunrise at Nordkapp

od Martin Hertel, 240 meters away

Exceptionally lonely morning at North Cape, supposedly the northernmost point of Europe.In reality, t...

Sunrise at Nordkapp

F: north cape in norwey

od luis davilla, 240 meters away

north cape in norwey

G: Nordcape Globe

od Stig Nordlander, 250 meters away

Nordcape Globe

H: Nordkapp

od Andrei Kuznetcov, 250 meters away

NordKapp

Nordkapp

I: North Cape, The Globe monument

od Assaf Spiegler, 250 meters away

North Cape, at 71°10'21 of latitude is referred to as the northernmost point of Europe. The Globe is ...

North Cape, The Globe monument

J: Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

od Andrei Kuznetcov, 420 meters away

Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

This panorama was taken in Norway, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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