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Mosteiro da Serra de Pilar, Porto, Portugal

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Watching over the city of Porto is this severe 17th-century hilltop church, with its striking circular cloister. Requisitioned by the future Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War (1807–14), it still belongs to the Portuguese military and is closed to the public.

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A: Ponte Dom Luis

von Willy Kaemena, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

Ponte Dom Luis in Porto. Oct. 2005

Ponte Dom Luis

B: porto from monastery of sierra do pilar. portugal

von luis davilla, 40 Meter entfernt

porto del monasterio de sierra do Pilar. Portugal

porto from monastery of sierra do pilar. portugal

C: porto from monastery of sierra do pilar. portugal

von luis davilla, 40 Meter entfernt

porto del monasterio de sierra do Pilar. Portugal

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D: The Luis I Bridge in Porto Portugal

von Dawid Gorny, 50 Meter entfernt

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The Luis I Bridge in Porto Portugal

E: porto from monasterio serra do pilar

von luis davilla, 50 Meter entfernt

porto del monasterio Serra do Pilar

porto from monasterio serra do pilar

F: porto. portugal

von luis davilla, 150 Meter entfernt

porto. portugal de luis bridge

porto. portugal

G: Dom Luis Bridge, Porto

von Mikhail Nagaitsev, 200 Meter entfernt

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Dom Luis Bridge, Porto

H: Dom Luis Bridge, Porto

von Mikhail Nagaitsev, 200 Meter entfernt

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Dom Luis Bridge, Porto

I: wine porto cellar calem. porto

von luis davilla, 200 Meter entfernt

porto vino calem bodega. porto

wine porto cellar calem. porto

J: The Luis I Bridge in Porto Portugal

von Dawid Gorny, 210 Meter entfernt

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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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