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Imágenes cercanas en Madrid

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A: Queueing up for entry to Reina Sofia

por Armin Leuprecht, 70 metros de distancia

Queueing up for entry to Reina Sofia

B: Patio de la amplicación. Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

por Ricardo Murad, 140 metros de distancia

Patio de la amplicación. Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

C: Estacion De Atocha Exteriores

por José Ignacio Terán, 200 metros de distancia

Estacion De Atocha Exteriores

D: Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc near Caixa Forum

por Armin Leuprecht, 240 metros de distancia

Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc near Caixa Forum

E: Caixaforum De Madrid

por José Ignacio Terán, 240 metros de distancia

Caixaforum De Madrid

F: Vertical garden at Caixa Forum in Madrid

por Victorina, 250 metros de distancia

Vertical garden at Caixa Forum in Madrid

G: Estación de Atocha

por Lorenzo Vallés Vila, 250 metros de distancia

La Estación de Atocha o del mediodía, situada en Madrid, es el mayor complejo ferroviario de España. ...

Estación de Atocha

H: Vertical Garden Madrid.

por Juan Jose Perez, 250 metros de distancia

A green wall is a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely c...

Vertical Garden  Madrid.

I: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

por Juan Jose Perez, 250 metros de distancia

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

J: Estacion Tren Atocha Madrid

por Juan Lamata, 270 metros de distancia

Estacion Tren Atocha Madrid

Este panorama fue tomado en Madrid, 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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