Albarracin, Spain
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Albarracin, Spain

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A: Albarracin Plaza Central

by jose-ignacio-teran, 20 meters away

Albarracin Plaza Central

B: Panorama of Albarracin Cathedral viewpoint

by Jaime Brotons, 70 meters away

Panorama of Albarracin Cathedral viewpoint

C: Panorama of Albarracin Castle

by Jaime Brotons, 90 meters away

Panorama of Albarracin Castle

D: Plaza de la Catedral de Albarracin

by jose-ignacio-teran, 220 meters away

Plaza de la Catedral de Albarracin

E: Albarracin calle estrecha

by jose-ignacio-teran, 240 meters away

Albarracin calle estrecha

F: Dawn at Albarracin, Spain

by Jaime Brotons, 300 meters away

Dawn at Albarracin, Spain

G: Panoramic view of Albarracin from the top of the wall

by Jaime Brotons, 350 meters away

Albarracín is Spanish town, in the province of Teruel, part of the autonomous community of Aragon. Ac...

Panoramic view of Albarracin from the top of the wall

H: Self portrait at toy museum, Albarracin

by Jaime Brotons, 720 meters away

Family portrait at toys museum, Albarracin, Spain

Self portrait at toy museum, Albarracin

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by Jaime Brotons, 730 meters away

Se trata de un museo dedicado al juguete, principalmente de fabricación española, situado en la calle...

J: Albarracin Calle tipica

by jose-ignacio-teran, 780 meters away

Albarracin Calle tipica

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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