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COP15 Sustainable Space 20091216

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A 4,5 meter high satellite in natural size is displayed at Kongens Nytorv (literal translation: The Kings New Square) during the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The satellite is part of an exhibition on the importance of space research with regard to the climate.

The satellite is a model of a Cryosat-2 satellite, that will be launched next year 700 km. above the globe. Along with other satellites it will monitor climate changes from space.

A hand held panorama, forced by the rain and snow we've had during the climate conference.

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A: Kongens Nytorv

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 90 meter væk

Kongens Nytorv er en central plads i København mellem Strøge og Nyhavn. Rundt om pladsen finder man D...

Kongens Nytorv

B: COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 100 meter væk

The environmental program under the United Nations and the Hard Rain project display the Climate Laby...

COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216

C: COP15 100 Places To Remember 20091216

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 100 meter væk

Try to Google "100 places to remember (before they disappear)". 100 photos taken by some of the world...

COP15 100 Places To Remember 20091216

D: Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv Xmas Shopping

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 140 meter væk

A few days left until christmas, and people are busy with the last shopping. The hot-dog vendor don't...

Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv Xmas Shopping

E: Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Af Mahmood Hamidi, 180 meter væk

Nyhavn is a colourful 17th century waterfront, canal and popular entertainment district in Copenhagen...

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

F: Denmark, Copenhagen, Nyhavn Port

Af Thomas Blanket, 180 meter væk

Denmark, Copenhagen, Nyhavn Port

G: Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 210 meter væk

The Royal Theatre located in Copenhagen, Denmark, includes a separate scene, The Starling Box (rough ...

Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

H: Nyhavn

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 280 meter væk

Nyhavn med de smukke farverige huse langs kanalen med gamle træskibe var engang det "farlige" kvarter...

Nyhavn

I: Nyhavn in Copenhagen

Af Mark Peterson, 290 meter væk

Nyhavn is a popular street in Copenhagen. It runs along a canal and is a good spot for outdoor dining...

Nyhavn in Copenhagen

J: New Harbor, Copenhagen

Af Brian Opyd, 290 meter væk

Early morning along New Harbor in the city of Copenhagen Denmark. A vintage lightship is moored in th...

New Harbor, Copenhagen

Dette panorama blev taget i København, Europe

Dette er et overblik over 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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