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Dom square snow covered

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Bilder in der Nähe von Utrecht

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A: Domplein, Utrecht

von Nick Gordon, 10 Meter entfernt

Domplein, Utrecht

B: Summer Garden Utrecht

von Hans Zijlstra, 20 Meter entfernt

The garden of best friends at Utrecht (The Netherlands), early morning August

Summer Garden Utrecht

C: Dom Tower Utrecht the Netherlands

von Anton van Tetering, 20 Meter entfernt

View from the top of the 112 m high Dom tower in the centre of Utrecht. The Dom Tower was built betwe...

Dom Tower Utrecht the Netherlands

D: Dom square Utrecht

von Caspar Vedral, 50 Meter entfernt

Panorama op het Domplein in Utrecht. De Domtoren is met 112 meter de hoogste toren van Nederland. Van...

Dom square Utrecht

E: dom square snow covered

von Anton van Tetering, 60 Meter entfernt

dom square snow covered

F: Utrecht - Domtoren

von Marco den Herder, 60 Meter entfernt

Utrecht - Domtoren

G: Utrecht - Pandhof / Kloostertuin

von Marco den Herder, 70 Meter entfernt

Utrecht - Pandhof / Kloostertuin

H: Pandhof of the Dom church

von Anton van Tetering, 80 Meter entfernt

Pandhof of the Dom church

I: Maartensbrug and Dom tower

von Anton van Tetering, 90 Meter entfernt

Maartensbrug and Dom tower

J: Utrecht Vismarkt

von Tom Baetsen, 90 Meter entfernt

The Vismarkt looks actually like a wide bridge over the Oudegracht where, as the name suggests, fish ...

Utrecht Vismarkt

Das Panorama wurde in Utrecht, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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