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Panoramabillede af Sergej Esnault EXPERT Taget 18:34, 14/09/2011 - Views loading...

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Soča river In the evening - Bovec - Slovenia

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A: Forest

Af Zoltán Szakonyi, 1.2 km væk

Forest

B: Soca river at Golobar

Af Gorazd Bajt, 1.2 km væk

Soca river at Golobar

C: In the middle of Soča river

Af Zoltán Szakonyi, 1.2 km væk

In the middle of Soča river

D: Bovec

Af Igor Adamec, 2.0 km væk

Bovec

E: Krasji Vrh

Af Gorazd Bajt, 4.7 km væk

Krasji Vrh

F: Virje slap

Af Armin Leuprecht, 4.7 km væk

Virje slap

G: Izvir Glijuna

Af Armin Leuprecht, 5.0 km væk

Izvir Glijuna

H: Lepena

Af Luka Omladic, 5.3 km væk

Lepena Valley near Bovec

Lepena

I: Great Soca gorge

Af Gorazd Bajt, 5.5 km væk

750 m long and 15 m deep gorge

Great Soca gorge

J: Boka stream

Af Gorazd Bajt, 6.4 km væk

Boka is a karst spout , waterfall and torrential stream, which is a right tributary of the Soca . The...

Boka stream

Dette panorama blev taget i Slovenia, Europe

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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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