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Zarasai bridge

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A: Zarasai

by Saulius Baublys, 20 meters away

 ZarasaiFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaZarasai ( pronunciation (help•info)) is a city in northe...

Zarasai

B: 20111231 Zarasai 1

by Valdis Salekalns, 430 meters away

20111231 Zarasai 1

C: 20111231 Zarasai 2

by Valdis Salekalns, 440 meters away

20111231 Zarasai 2

D: Zarasai, Zarasas Island

by Valdis Salekalns, 800 meters away

Zarasai, Zarasas Island

E: Zarasai, Zarasas Island

by Valdis Salekalns, 960 meters away

Zarasai, Zarasas Island

F: 2011 07 09 2237 Tundra

by Aleksandr Reznik, 19.0 km away

http://www.tundrafestival.lt/

2011 07 09 2237 Tundra

G: 2011 07 09 20.09Tundra

by Aleksandr Reznik, 19.0 km away

Openair festival of electronic music. http://www.tundrafestival.lt/

2011 07 09 20.09Tundra

H: Playground in Visaginas 1

by Jiri Vambera, 20.1 km away

Playground in Visaginas 1

I: Playground in Visaginas 2

by Jiri Vambera, 20.1 km away

Playground in Visaginas 2

J: Private military collection

by Jevgenijs Nikitins, 21.2 km away

Private military collection near Sventes lake in Daugavpils region. There are many tanks, guns, truck...

Private military collection

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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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