Almendros en flor
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Almendros en flor

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A: Los simonetes, Murcia, Spain

by Trebol-a, 3.6 km away

Los simonetes, Murcia, Spain

B: Geodesico El Tajo

by Trebol-a, 4.6 km away

From geodesic point in "Tajo de Peñas blancas", about 550 mts over the sea level, near of Cartagena a...

Geodesico El Tajo

C: Tajo de Peñas blancas

by Trebol-a, 4.6 km away

El tajo de Peñas blancas en la rambla del Cañar (Cartagena)

Tajo de Peñas blancas

D: El Pericon

by Trebol-a, 4.6 km away

Campos de almendros junto a Cuesta Blanca y campo de Cartagena.

El Pericon

E: Pie de El Tajo

by Trebol-a, 4.9 km away

En la base del impresionante Tajo de Peñas blancas

Pie de El Tajo

F: Tajo de Peñas Blancas, top

by Trebol-a, 4.9 km away

At the sunset, in the top of "Tajo de Peñas blancas" and over the "rambla del cañar", near of Mazarró...

Tajo de Peñas Blancas, top

G: Rambla de la mina

by Trebol-a, 4.9 km away

Zona protegida junto al cañar de Tallante, en Cartagena

Rambla de la mina

H: Palmital en la Muela

by Trebol-a, 5.9 km away

Rincón de grandes palmitos en la Sierra de la Muela.

Palmital en la Muela

I: Cima de los Garabitos

by Trebol-a, 6.1 km away

Paisaje desde la cima de los Garabitos, en la sierra de la Muela, unos 500 mts sobre el nivel del mar...

Cima de los Garabitos

J: Morron de la muela

by Trebol-a, 6.6 km away

Morron de la muela

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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