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Underground cathedral (Wieliczka Salt Mines)

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A: Wieliczka Kaplica św. Kingi‎

Af Maciej G. Szling, mindre end 10 meter væk

Wieliczka Kaplica św. Kingi‎

E: Wieliczka Szyb Daniłowicza

Af Maciej G. Szling, 10 meter væk

Wieliczka Szyb Daniłowicza

F: The Stanisław Staszic Chamber

Af Jakub Hruska, 40 meter væk

'Stanisław Staszic - versatile man of the Polish Enlightenment, outstanding geologist' says the inscr...

The Stanisław Staszic Chamber

G: Kopalnia Soli "Wileiczla" / Wieliczka Salt Mine

Af Justyna Jegorow, 70 meter væk

Kinga Holy Grotto of the hand-carved bas-reliefs in the foreground "Last Supper" of Leonardo da Vinci...

Kopalnia Soli "Wileiczla" / Wieliczka Salt Mine

H: Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

Af Adam Czapla, 90 meter væk

Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

I: Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

Af Adam Czapla, 150 meter væk

Wieliczka - Park Królowej Kingi

J: St. Clement's Church - aerial view

Af Leszek Cuper, 300 meter væk

St. Clement's Church - aerial view

Dette panorama blev taget i Poland, 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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