The White Tower of Thessaloniki
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The White Tower of Thessaloniki

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A: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 20 Meter entfernt

Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 1

B: White Tower of Thessaloniki

von Alexander Hadji, 40 Meter entfernt

The White Tower of Thessaloniki (Greek: Λευκός Πύργος Lefkos Pyrgos), is a monument and museum on the...

White Tower of Thessaloniki

C: The White tower, Greece

von Stefan Solakov, 50 Meter entfernt

The White tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessalonik...

The White tower, Greece

D: White Tower

von Marek Koszorek, 50 Meter entfernt

White Tower

E: Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 70 Meter entfernt

Thessaloniki By Night Leykos Pyrgos 2

F: Thesaloniki Promedade

von Valentin Matache, 80 Meter entfernt

Thesaloniki  Promedade

G: Thessaloniki By Night Lefkos Pyrgos Other Side

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 80 Meter entfernt

Thessaloniki By Night Lefkos Pyrgos Other Side

H: Small Square near Virgin Mary Church

von Branimir Minkov, 280 Meter entfernt

The image is shot in the early afternoon of the New Year's eve. This is a small square near the board...

Small Square near Virgin Mary Church

I: Thessaloniki By Night Alexander The Great

von Vasilis Triantafyllou, 310 Meter entfernt

Thessaloniki By Night Alexander The Great

J: The square of XANΘ in Thessaloniki, near TV Tower OTE

von Alexander Hadji, 420 Meter entfernt

The big crossroads in the center of the city. It has near ΧΑΝΘ (Chrisitan Brotherhood of Thessaloniki...

The square of XANΘ in Thessaloniki, near TV Tower OTE

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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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