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Warsaw Rising Museum - observation deck on the 4th floor

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A: Circus Zalewski

by Jerzy Pajor, 440 meters away

Circus Zalewski

B: Circus Zalewski by night

by Jerzy Pajor, 440 meters away

Circus Zalewski by night

C:

by Konrad Łaszczyński, 510 meters away

D: Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland

by Jann Lipka, 1.5 km away

The Okopowa Street Jewish Cemetery is one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in EuropeCemetery was esta...

Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland

E: Warsaw Central Station during the repair

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 1.5 km away

Platform 2 at Station Warszawa Centralna. Half of the platform is repaired.Warsaw Centralna (Polish: ...

Warsaw Central Station during the repair

F: Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

by Leszek Cuper, 1.5 km away

Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

G: Warsaw downtown Emilii Plater street

by Jarek Ciszek, 1.5 km away

Warsaw downtown Emilii Plater street

H: Platform 1 at the Warsaw Centralna - repairs

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 1.5 km away

Platform 1 at Station Warszawa Centralna. Half of the platform is repaired. Boy in the panorama is my...

Platform 1 at the Warsaw Centralna  - repairs

I: Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

by Leszek Cuper, 1.5 km away

Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

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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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