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Cathedral at night

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Die Kathedreale St.Niklaus in Freiburg by night, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Kantons - Die Kathedreale St.Niklaus in Freiburg, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Kantons

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Imágenes cercanas en Switzerland


A: Ch Freiburg Zaehringen

por Bruno Thüler, 270 metros de distancia

Zähringer lower bridge in Freiburg on 5 March 2012 in the afternoon, overlooking the River Sarine, th...

Ch Freiburg Zaehringen

B: St Nicholas Cathedral

por Grzegorz Rogala, a 1.4 km.

A panorama inside the St Nicholas Cathedral in Fribourgh, Switzerland

St Nicholas Cathedral

C: Dam Rossens (Barrage Rossens)

por Thomas Guenther, a 10.5 km.

Dam Rossens (Barrage Rossens)

D: Pond Castel Muenchenwiler

por juerg-lauper, a 12.0 km.

Pond Castel Muenchenwiler

E: Trees Castel Muenchenwiler

por juerg-lauper, a 12.0 km.

Trees Castel Muenchenwiler


por juerg-lauper, a 12.1 km.


por juerg-lauper, a 12.1 km.

H: Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena Oben

por Markus Kaeppeli, a 12.3 km.

Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena Oben

I: Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena

por Markus Kaeppeli, a 12.3 km.

Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena

J: Avenches - roman arena

por Bruno Thüler, a 12.4 km.

Roman arena

Avenches - roman arena

Este panorama fue tomado en Switzerland, Europe

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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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