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Listening to Pink Floyd at Sotero's house

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A: Listening to Club Italiano at Sotero's house

Af Jeffrey Martin, mindre end 10 meter væk

Listening to Club Italiano at Sotero's house

B: Waiting for Dinner at Sotero's House

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Waiting for Dinner at Sotero's House

C: Cabeça Ruiva - Castelo do Bode

Af Sotero Ferreira, 10 meter væk

Cabeça Ruiva - Castelo do Bode

D: Picking oranges for breakfast at Sotero's house

Af Jeffrey Martin, 40 meter væk

Picking oranges for breakfast at Sotero's house

E: The potato and wine cellar

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The potato and wine cellar

F: home sweet Autumn

Af Sotero Ferreira, 120 meter væk

home sweet Autumn

G: A malta na Cabeça Ruiva

Af Sotero Ferreira, 190 meter væk

A malta na Cabeça Ruiva

H: Festa da Portela - Fontes - Abrantes

Af Sotero Ferreira, 550 meter væk

Festa da Portela - Fontes - Abrantes

I: Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake 2

Af Jeffrey Martin, 810 meter væk

Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake 2

J: Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake

Af Jeffrey Martin, 820 meter væk

Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake

Dette panorama blev taget i Portugal, 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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