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Hverarond Geothermal Area

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A: Steam Vents Hverarond

Par Marek Koszorek, à 60 mètres

Steam Vents Hverarond

B: Fumarole at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

Par Jürgen Matern, à 100 mètres

Hverarönð is a geothermal area east of the mountain Námafjall in the north of Iceland. It is part of ...

Fumarole at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

C: Iceland - Námaskarð

Par Henry Graffmann, à 120 mètres

Geothermal Field in the north of Iceland. Fumes come out of the mountain and the sulphur creates grea...

Iceland - Námaskarð

D: Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

Par Jürgen Matern, à 230 mètres

Hverarönð is a geothermal area east of the mountain Námafjall in the north of Iceland. It is part of ...

Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

E: Grjotagja hot water lava cave in Iceland, near lake Myvatn

Par jeremie francois, A 3.4 km

Bathing here seems somehow possible (I did it), but don't stay too much in the water if you're not us...

Grjotagja hot water lava cave in Iceland, near lake Myvatn

F: Hverfjall

Par David Rowley, A 4.8 km

verfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the e...

Hverfjall

G: Hverfjall Iceland

Par David Rowley, A 5.3 km

verfjall (also known as Hverfell) is a tephra cone or tuff ring volcano in northern Iceland, to the e...

Hverfjall Iceland

H: Hverfjall crater - Island

Par Henry Graffmann, A 5.3 km

Hverfjall crater - Island

I: Dimmuborgir - Kirkjan Cave

Par Radoslav Kocián, A 7.4 km

Dimmuborgir -  Kirkjan Cave

J: Standing at Víti crater lake near Krafla vulcano (Iceland).

Par Jürgen Matern, A 8.8 km

Víti (which is icelandic for 'hell') is a crater lake in the vulcanic area of the Krafla vulcano. The...

Standing at Víti crater lake near Krafla vulcano (Iceland).

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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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