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Luxembourg city ground Saint Jean Baptiste church

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A: Luxemburg

Af Harry Becker, 50 meter væk

Luxemburg

B: Luxemburg, Weltkarte

Af Harry Becker, 50 meter væk

Luxemburg, Weltkarte

C: Bock Luxembourg City

Af Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 80 meter væk

Bock Luxembourg City

D: Memorial Bock Luxembourg

Af Christof Martin - pfalz360.de, 80 meter væk

Memorial Bock Luxembourg

E: Wendeltreppe

Af Harry Becker, 100 meter væk

Wendeltreppe

F: Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg

Af Patrick Hubert, 260 meter væk

Go to www.sitopano.net The Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg City is a Renaissance building of the six...

Grand Ducal Palace of Luxembourg

G: Luxemburg bridge

Af njifoo, 290 meter væk

Luxemburg bridge

H: Luxembourg City Ground

Af Roland Raele, 320 meter væk

Luxembourg City Ground

I: Luxembourg - Place Guillaume II

Af Martin Gygax, 350 meter væk

Luxembourg - Place Guillaume II

J: Luxemburg City Cathedral Notre-Dame

Af Roland Raele, 360 meter væk

Luxemburg City Cathedral Notre-Dame

Dette panorama blev taget i 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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