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Tsambika monastery 07

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A: Tsambika monastery 06

by Milos Adamek, 10 meters away

 Tsambika monastery 06

B: View from Tsambika monastery

by Mario Maier, 20 meters away

A view from Tsambika monastery to Tsambika beach  - and beyond, of course ;-)

View from Tsambika monastery

C: Tsambika monastery 05

by Milos Adamek, 20 meters away

 Tsambika monastery 05

D: View to Tsambika beach from Tsambika monastery

by Banick, 20 meters away

View to Tsambika beach from Tsambika monastery, Rhodes, Greece

View to Tsambika beach from Tsambika monastery

E: Tsambika monastery 04

by Milos Adamek, 20 meters away

 Tsambika monastery 04

F: Tsambika monastery 03

by Milos Adamek, 20 meters away

 Tsambika monastery 03

G: Tsambika monastery 02

by Milos Adamek, 20 meters away

 Tsambika monastery 02

H: Tsambika monastery 01

by Milos Adamek, 30 meters away

 Tsambika monastery 01

I: Rhodes 01

by Milos Adamek, 540 meters away

Rhodes 01

J: Tsambika beach / Rhodes

by Mario Maier, 840 meters away

Tsambika beach / Rhodes

This panorama was taken in Greece, Europe

This is an overview of 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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