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20110604-vilniuschallenge

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B: King Mindaugas monument

by Jonas Nosalis, 70 meters away

King Mindaugas monument was created to mark the 750 years anniversary of Mindaugas coronation. It was...

King Mindaugas monument

C: 20111231 Vilnius 1

by Valdis Salekalns, 80 meters away

20111231 Vilnius 1

D: Mindaugo bridge

by Jonas Nosalis, 100 meters away

Mindaugo bridge

E: 20110423 Vilnius. Under bridge. HDR

by Aleksandr Reznik, 110 meters away

this is Vilnius Lithuania.the pano is stitched from 78 images taken with canon 5d mark II. 16-35 mm a...

20110423 Vilnius. Under bridge. HDR

F: 2013 09 21 Vilnius Neris Lygiadienis HDR

by Aleksandr Reznik, 120 meters away

2013 09 21 Vilnius Neris Lygiadienis HDR

G: 2013 spring equinox in Vilnius

by Jonas Nosalis, 130 meters away

2013 spring equinox in Vilnius

H: 2014.02.02 vilnius frozen river

by Aleksandr Reznik, 130 meters away

2014.02.02  vilnius frozen river

I: Gediminas' Tower

by Saulius Baublys, 140 meters away

Gediminas' Tower (Lithuanian: Gedimino pilies bokštas) is the only remaining part of the Upper Castle...

Gediminas' Tower

J: Gediminas' Tower II

by Saulius Baublys, 140 meters away

 Gediminas' Tower (Lithuanian: Gedimino pilies bokštas) is the only remaining part of the Upper Castl...

Gediminas' Tower II

This panorama was taken in https://www.360cities.net/en/area/vilnius-lithuania, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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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