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Mapa de la Tierra gentileza de la NASA

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Nearby images in Madrid

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A: Madrid Museo

od soledad-tante-agudo, less than 10 meters away

Madrid Museo

B: Real Basilica de SAn Francisco El Grande

od Alfonso de Ancos, less than 10 meters away

Real Basilica de SAn Francisco El Grande

C: Carrera de San Jerónimo

od Armin Leuprecht, 10 meters away

Carrera de San Jerónimo

D: Canalejas square of madrid

od jose-ignacio-teran, 20 meters away

Canalejas square of madrid

E: Canalejas Place

od Lorenzo Valles Vila, 20 meters away

On 12 November 1912, Senator Joseph Canalejas his way to the Senate was killed by three shots in fron...

Canalejas Place

F: Square by the name of Canalejas. Madrid, Spain

od Ilia Zakaraia, 30 meters away

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Square by the name of Canalejas. Madrid, Spain

G: Madrid Alcala street

od Henry Alvarez, 110 meters away

The old financial district in Madrid, Spain, expanded aroun this street in the beginning of the XXth ...

Madrid Alcala street

H: Cross Seville-Alcala

od Lorenzo Valles Vila, 120 meters away

In the late nineteenth century, the center of Madrid was gradually becoming the financial center of t...

Cross Seville-Alcala

I: madrid from alcala street

od luis davilla, 120 meters away

madrid from alcala street

madrid from alcala street

J: madrid from alcala street

od luis davilla, 140 meters away

madrid from alcala street

madrid from alcala street

This panorama was taken in Madrid, 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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