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Imágenes cercanas en Ukraine


A: Причал

por Владимир Доброхотов, 30 metros de distancia


B: "Атлет"

por Владимир Доброхотов, 120 metros de distancia


C: Evpatoriya Naberezhnaya

por Nikolay Grabchuk, 160 metros de distancia

Evpatoriya Naberezhnaya

D: Набережная Евпатории

por Владимир Доброхотов, 170 metros de distancia

Набережная Евпатории

E: Yevpatoria Embankment. Heracles

por VirtualCrimea, 170 metros de distancia

Yevpatoria Embankment. Heracles


por Андрей Гугнинский, 190 metros de distancia

G: Центральный пляж

por Владимир Доброхотов, 190 metros de distancia

Центральный пляж


por Андрей Гугнинский, 200 metros de distancia

I: Набережная Евпатории

por Владимир Доброхотов, 310 metros de distancia

Набережная Евпатории

J: Набережная Горького

por Владимир Доброхотов, 420 metros de distancia

Набережная Горького

Este panorama fue tomado en Ukraine, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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