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Hvar - Cathedral

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View at Cathedral of St. Stephen (Croatian: Katedrala Svetog Stjepana) in the town of Hvar, on island of Hvar , Croatia.

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A: Just married

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B: Hvar - old town

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Hvar - old town

C: Hvar - Trg sv, Stjepana (St. Stephen's Square)

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The central square of city Hvar, officaly named St. Stephen square (Trg sv. Stjepana) and commonly re...

Hvar - Trg sv, Stjepana (St. Stephen's Square)

D: View at Hvar city square

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View at Hvar city square

E: Narrow streets of Hvar old town

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Narrow streets of Hvar old town

F: Sitting by a small port at dusk

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Sitting with my daughter, eating ice cream and watching people walking by...

Sitting by a small port at dusk

G: Hvar by night

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Hvar by night

H: Hvar Riva 1

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Hvar Riva 1

I: Hvar Riva 2

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Hvar Riva 2

J: Hvar Riva in the evening

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Hvar Riva in the evening

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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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