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Royal Wedding, Sweden

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The royal wedding between crownprincess Victoria and Daniel Westling

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A: Stockholm Royal Palace

Af Lennart Mollerstrom, 20 meter væk

Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760...

Stockholm Royal Palace

B: Stockholm Royal Palace

Af Lennart Mollerstrom, 30 meter væk

Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760...

Stockholm Royal Palace

C: Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Af Martin Brunclík, 30 meter væk

Historical part of Stockholm city center. Close to port from where you can take a one hour boat tour ...

Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

D: Royal Palace, Stockholm

Af Stefan Geens, 50 meter væk

Day 1: Stockholm to Uppsala — Here's the plan: To spend the next 17 days road-tripping an ethanol-fue...

Royal Palace, Stockholm

E: Lonely boy the smallest statue

Af Min Heo, 50 meter væk

Lonely boy the smallest statue

F: Sweden 6june National Day

Af Jann Lipka, 70 meter væk

Celebration of Swedens national day , 6th of June at Royal Palace , Kungliga Slottet. Thousands of pe...

Sweden 6june National Day

G: In front of the palace

Af Min Heo, 70 meter væk

In front of the palace

H: Stockholm Cathedral

Af Lennart Mollerstrom, 70 meter væk

Storkyrkan in English "The Great Church" but the official name is "Sankt Nicolai Kyrka" or in English...

Stockholm Cathedral

I: Stockholm Cathedral

Af Kah Wai Lin, 100 meter væk

Stockholm Cathedral

J: Stockholm Cathedral

Af Lennart Mollerstrom, 100 meter væk

Storkyrkan in English "The Great Church" but the official name is "Sankt Nicolai Kyrka" or in English...

Stockholm Cathedral

Dette panorama blev taget i Sweden, 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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