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Panoramabillede af Oleg Shevchyshyn EXPERT Taget 12:26, 06/07/2010 - Views loading...

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River Prut

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Here begins the Prut River

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Billeder tæt på Ukraine

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A: Breskul

Af Atamanjyk Vitaliy, 480 meter væk

Вид на Говерлу і Петрос із Брескула

Breskul

B: Waterfall

Af Oleg Shevchyshyn, 560 meter væk

Waterfall

C: Hoverla. The highest point of Ukraine.

Af Oleg Shevchyshyn, 750 meter væk

Goverla - the highest peak of the Ukrainian Carpathians and the highest point of Ukraine, the height ...

Hoverla. The highest point of Ukraine.

D: Hoverla mountain

Af Bohdan Repetylo, 800 meter væk

Hoverla mountain at 2,061 m, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains....

Hoverla mountain

E: Hoverla mountain

Af Serhiy Dementiev, 860 meter væk

Hoverla mountain

F: Goverla

Af Atamanjyk Vitaliy, 980 meter væk

Goverla

G: Hoverla

Af Oleg Shevchyshyn, 1.2 km væk

Hoverla

H: Ecological point "Peremychka"

Af Serhiy Dementiev, 3.0 km væk

Ecological point "Peremychka"

I: Panorama_tmp

Af Andrey Tolokov, 4.3 km væk

Panorama_tmp

J: Ozero Nesamovute

Af Alex, 4.3 km væk

Ozero Nesamovute

Dette panorama blev taget i Ukraine, 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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