Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv Xmas Shopping
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Panoramabillede af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen EXPERT Taget 15:50, 20/12/2009 - Views loading...

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Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv Xmas Shopping

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A few days left until christmas, and people are busy with the last shopping. The hot-dog vendor don't mind - nice to keep busy when it's 6 degrees below zero. The panorama is from Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen, Denmark, close to the Metro (the grey post in the center) and Magasin du Nord, one of the shopping malls in the City. COP15 has been over for a few days, but parts of the exhibitions remain, like the pink pig.

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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: Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 120 meter væk

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

Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

C: COP15 Sustainable Space 20091216

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 140 meter væk

A 4,5 meter high satellite in natural size is displayed at Kongens Nytorv (literal translation: The K...

COP15 Sustainable Space 20091216

D: COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 150 meter væk

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

COP15 Climate Labyrinth 20091216

E: COP15 100 Places To Remember 20091216

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 170 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

F: Denmark, Copenhagen, Nyhavn Port

Af Thomas Blanket, 210 meter væk

Denmark, Copenhagen, Nyhavn Port

G: Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Af Mahmood Hamidi, 220 meter væk

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

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

H: Nikolaj Plads

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 220 meter væk

Nikolaj Plads

I: Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 260 meter væk

Despite the name, the Nikolaj Church have never been used as a church, but at times a library - now h...

Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

J: Nyhavn

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 300 meter væk

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

Nyhavn

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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