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Puesta de sol sobre el mar

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Imágenes cercanas en Portugal

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A: Caravana en una playa de Portugal

por pau valiente, 10 metros de distancia

Caravana en una playa de Portugal

B: Disfrutando de una puesta de sol veraniega

por pau valiente, 20 metros de distancia

Disfrutando de una puesta de sol veraniega

C: Porto Covo Beach

por Adelino Chapa, a 1.8 km.

Nice beach in the south of Portugal

Porto Covo Beach

D: Porto covo

por Victor-Paulino, a 2.2 km.

Porto covo

E: Ilha do pessegueiro ll

por Victor-Paulino, a 4.1 km.

Ilha do pessegueiro ll

F: Ilha do Pessegueiro

por Victor-Paulino, a 4.2 km.

Ilha do Pessegueiro

G: Ilha do Pessegueiro lll

por Victor-Paulino, a 4.2 km.

Ilha do Pessegueiro lll

H: Ilha do Pessegueiro lV

por Victor-Paulino, a 4.3 km.

Ilha do Pessegueiro lV

I: Castelo de Sines

por Adelino Chapa, a 11.3 km.

View from castelo de Sines, to the beach and the port. Statue of the sailor, Vasco da Gama.Sines is a...

Castelo de Sines

J: Ameias (battlements) do Castelo de Sines

por Adelino Chapa, a 11.3 km.

Fotografia panorâmica a partir das ameias do castelo de Sines. Podemos ver a bela baía de Sines, a pr...

Ameias (battlements) do Castelo de Sines

Este panorama fue tomado en Portugal, 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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