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Marine Spinut

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A: View from the first pier marine Lucica Split Croatia

od Stipe Stanić, 550 meters away

This is a view from the first pier in marine Lučica located in Split Croatia.

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B: Sea Pool in Split Croatia

od Stipe Stanić, 850 meters away

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C: Marjan Park Flag

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D: Skate Park Urban Element

od Stipe Stanić, 880 meters away

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E: Spinut View

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F: Playground Bene On Marjan Hill in Split Croatia

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G: monastery St. Ante

od Darko Rom, 1.2 km daleko

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H: Split Lookout

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I: Mestrovic Gallery

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J: Church Sv Nikole Putnika Split Croatia

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This panorama was taken in Croatia, Europe

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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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