Secret place near Cabo de Palos
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Secret place near Cabo de Palos

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A: First underwater 360 test, Cabo de Palos

by Jaime Brotons, 430 meters away

First underwater 360 test, Cabo de Palos

B: Punta de la Espada 2, Calblanque

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C: Punta de la Espada, Calblanque

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Punta de la Espada, Calblanque

D: Punta Negra viewpoint, Calblanque

by Jaime Brotons, 1.5 km away

Punta Negra viewpoint, Calblanque

E: Cabo de Palos, Murcia

by Jaime Brotons, 1.8 km away

Cabo de Palos, Murcia

F: Palos Cape port, Spain

by Jaime Brotons, 1.9 km away

Palos Cape port, Spain

G: Calblanque Beach, Murcia

by Jaime Brotons, 1.9 km away

Calblanque Beach, Murcia

H: Ruins near the salt, Calblanque

by Jaime Brotons, 2.4 km away

Ruins near the salt, Calblanque

I: Lighthouse Capo de Palos

by Klaus Schlitt, 2.6 km away

Lighthouse Capo de Palos

J: Capo de Palos

by Klaus Schlitt, 2.7 km away

Capo de Palos

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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