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Imágenes cercanas en Tallinn

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A: Infonet AS

por Andrew Bodrov, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Infonet AS

B: Infonet AS

por Andrew Bodrov, 10 metros de distancia

Infonet AS

C: Oleviste Church Tower

por Andrew Bodrov, 190 metros de distancia

Oleviste Church Tower

D: Oleviste Church

por Andrew Bodrov, 220 metros de distancia

Oleviste Church

E: The Battle for the Christmas tree

por Andrew Bodrov, 270 metros de distancia

Historical combat reenactment is a recreational activity re-creating (re-enacting) the aspects of war...

The Battle for the Christmas tree

F: Great Coast Gate

por Min Heo, 280 metros de distancia

Great Coast Gate

G: Old Tallinn

por Vladimir Petrov, 300 metros de distancia

Old Tallinn

H: Skoone hotel - View to Old Town

por Andrew Bodrov, 340 metros de distancia

Skoone hotel - View to Old Town

I: Tallinn City Theatre in Tallinn

por Min Heo, 410 metros de distancia

Tallinn City Theatre in Tallinn

J: Church of the Holy Spirit

por Андрей Гр, 470 metros de distancia

Church of the Holy Spirit

Este panorama fue tomado en Tallinn, 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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