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The sails sculpture

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Imágenes cercanas en Croatia

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A: Silba - port Žalić

por Vedran Penga, 90 metros de distancia

Silba - port Žalić

B: Ferry docking

por Vedran Penga, 120 metros de distancia

Ferry docking

C: Silba - Carpusina cove

por Vedran Penga, 280 metros de distancia

Silba - Carpusina cove

D: Silba - view from Toreta

por Vedran Penga, 300 metros de distancia

Silba - view from Toreta

E: Center of Silba village

por Vedran Penga, 410 metros de distancia

Center of Silba village

F: Pocukmarak Cove

por Vedran Penga, 530 metros de distancia

Pocukmarak Cove

G: Silba - Port of Mul

por Vedran Penga, 790 metros de distancia

Silba - Port of Mul

H: Silba Cemetery

por Vedran Penga, 850 metros de distancia

Silba Cemetery

I: Silba - Port Mul

por Vedran Penga, 860 metros de distancia

Silba - Port Mul

J: Port Mul - view from pier

por Vedran Penga, 900 metros de distancia

Port Mul - view from pier

Este panorama fue tomado en Croatia, 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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