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Panoramabillede af Brian Richards EXPERT Taget 11:06, 17/06/2013 - Views loading...

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Skogafoss Waterfall, Skogar, South Iceland

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The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft).

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A: Skogafoss Waterfall

Af Jan Vrsinsky, 10 meter væk

Roaring water falling from 60 meters high creates with its width of 25 meters one of the biggest wate...

Skogafoss Waterfall

B: Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013 Part 2

Af Gavin Farrell, 20 meter væk

Shot 18' from the bottom of Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013 Part 2

C: Skógafoss

Af David Rowley, 20 meter væk

Skógafoss

D: Skogafoss, Iceland

Af Iván Ferenczy, 60 meter væk

A very scenic waterfall at the south part of Iceland. The water drops from 60 m height, that is highe...

Skogafoss, Iceland

E: Rainbow at Skógafoss (Iceland)

Af Jürgen Matern, 60 meter væk

Skógafoss is a waterfall in the south of Iceland. With a width of 25 meters (approx. 82 feet) it drop...

Rainbow at Skógafoss (Iceland)

F: 140130 Skogarfoss Cascade

Af Louis-Alexis Fontaine, 80 meter væk

Skógafoss (pronounced [ˈskou.aˌfɔs]) is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Icela...

140130 Skogarfoss Cascade

G: Bigger Than Us - Skogafoss

Af Jan Vrsinsky, 100 meter væk

Skogafoss waterfall from the top

Bigger Than Us - Skogafoss

H: Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

Af Gavin Farrell, 110 meter væk

Shot 18' from the new lookout deck next to Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

Skógafoss Falls, Iceland 2013

I: Skógafoss

Af Christian Obel, 110 meter væk

Skógafoss

J: Skogafoss

Af Tom Mills, 150 meter væk

The waterfall Skógafoss, is situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. T...

Skogafoss

Dette panorama blev taget i Iceland, 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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