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Polish people gathered at the presidential palace after a plane crash near Smolensk

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Polish people gathered at the presidential palace after a plane crash near Smolensk. Burns dozens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of candles ... In total, 96 people were killed. Polish President and his wife ... Politics, the great and righteous. Closest associates of the president, government security office workers, priests, pilots and stewardesses ...

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Imágenes cercanas en Warsaw

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A: Presidential Palace

por Bartek Winnicki, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland Dec 2011Presidential Palace is the elegant classicist latest ve...

Presidential Palace

B: Presidental Palace

por Jarek Ciszek, 10 metros de distancia

Source: wikipedia.org The Royal Route (Polish: Trakt Królewski) in Warsaw, Poland, is a former presti...

Presidental Palace

C: Poland, Warsaw, Piłsudski Square

por Tomás Manta, 190 metros de distancia

Poland, Warsaw, Piłsudski Square

D: Metropolitan Building - courtyard

por Kamil Kurowski, 200 metros de distancia

Night view at Metropolitan building courtyard.

Metropolitan Building - courtyard

E: Piłsudski Square in Warsaw

por Wojciech Sadlej, 260 metros de distancia

Piłsudski Square is Warsaw's largest square, located in downtown Warsaw, Poland. The Square is named ...

Piłsudski Square in Warsaw

F: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Warsaw

por Jarek Ciszek, 300 metros de distancia

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in Warsaw, Poland, dedicated to the unknown soldiers who ha...

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Warsaw

G: Warsaw University - Auditorium Maximum

por Jarek Ciszek, 340 metros de distancia

Warsaw University - Auditorium Maximum University of Warsaw (Polish: Uniwersytet Warszawski) is the l...

Warsaw University - Auditorium Maximum

H: University of Warsaw

por Jarek Ciszek, 360 metros de distancia

Source: wikipedia.org The Royal Route (Polish: Trakt Królewski) in Warsaw, Poland, is a former presti...

University of Warsaw

I: University of Warsaw

por Bartek Winnicki, 360 metros de distancia

The University of Warsaw, PolandDec 2011It's the largest and one of the most prestigious universities...

University of Warsaw

J: Warsaw University - Gate

por Jarek Ciszek, 360 metros de distancia

Warsaw University - Gate University of Warsaw (Polish: Uniwersytet Warszawski) is the largest univers...

Warsaw University - Gate

Este panorama fue tomado en Warsaw, Europe

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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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