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Panoramabillede af Maciej G. Szling EXPERT Taget 11:21, 18/08/2011 - Views loading...

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Poland Jastrzębie

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A: Poland Jastrzębie

Af Maciej G. Szling, 20 meter væk

Poland Jastrzębie

B: Diable boisko

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.3 km væk

Diable boisko

C: Diable Boisko Pławna

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.4 km væk

Diable Boisko Pławna

D: Wieża Bruśnik

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.4 km væk

Wieża Bruśnik

E: Pławna Boisko diabła

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.4 km væk

Pławna Boisko diabła

F: Szczyt wieży widokowej Bruśnik

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.4 km væk

Szczyt wieży widokowej Bruśnik

G: crimson river

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.5 km væk

crimson river

H: Bruśnik

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.5 km væk

Bruśnik

I: Bruśnik Wieża

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.8 km væk

Bruśnik Wieża

J: Poland Dworek Paderewskiego Kąśna Dolna

Af Maciej G. Szling, 3.9 km væk

Poland Dworek Paderewskiego Kąśna Dolna

Dette panorama blev taget i Poland, 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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