Christ of the Lanterns, Cordoba
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Christ of the Lanterns, Cordoba

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A: Bailio´s Slope, Córdoba

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 80 mètres

Bailio´s Slope, Córdoba

B: Bailio´s Slope, Cordoba

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 110 mètres

Bailio´s Slope, Cordoba

C: madinat al-zahra. cordoba

Par luis davilla, à 160 mètres

madinat al-zahra. cordoba

madinat al-zahra. cordoba

D: Cordoba streets

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 250 mètres

Cordoba streets

E: Orive gardens

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 430 mètres

Orive gardens

F: Tendillas square, Cordoba Spain

Par Miguel Sepulveda, à 440 mètres

Tendillas square in the center of town. Meeting point and celebration of the citizens of Cordoba.In t...

Tendillas square, Cordoba Spain

G: Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 550 mètres

Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

H: Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 610 mètres

Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

I: Las Cañas Square. Cordoba

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 650 mètres

Las Cañas Square. Cordoba

J: Cañas Square, Cordoba

Par Daniel Nuevo, à 660 mètres

Cañas Square, Cordoba

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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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