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Images à proximité de Poland

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A: City Hall Szczecin

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à moins de 10 mètres

City Hall Szczecin

B: The Fair Grassland

Par Szczecin, à 110 mètres

The Fair Grassland

C: Jasne Blonia At Dusk

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 130 mètres

Jasne Blonia At Dusk

D: John Paul II Avenue

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 190 mètres

John Paul II Avenue

E: Jasne Blonia

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 210 mètres

Jasne Blonia

F: Aleja Platanów

Par Leszek Cuper, à 260 mètres

Aleja Platanów

G: Pleciuga in the Evening

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 330 mètres

Pleciuga in the Evening

H: Pleciuga Fountain

Par Adam Ciarcinski, à 410 mètres

Pleciuga Fountain

I: Confederates' Square

Par Szczecin, à 560 mètres

Confederates' Square

J: Monument to Polish Endeavor

Par Szczecin, à 590 mètres

Monument to Polish Endeavor

Ce panorama é été pris à Poland, Europe

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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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