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Almonacid Castle

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A: Castle tower Almonacid

by Alfonso de Ancos, less than 10 meters away

Castle tower Almonacid

B: Torre Almonacid

by Alfonso de Ancos, less than 10 meters away

Torre del Castillo

Torre Almonacid

C: Castillo de Almonacid_3

by soledad-tante-agudo, 640 meters away

Importante castillo de origen musulmán. En el 854 fue escenario de una gran batalla entre las tropas ...

Castillo de Almonacid_3

D: Castillo de Almonacid_Torre del homenaje

by soledad-tante-agudo, 650 meters away

Importante castillo de origen musulmán. En el 854 fue escenario de una gran batalla entre las tropas ...

Castillo de Almonacid_Torre del homenaje

E: Castillo de Almonacid_4

by soledad-tante-agudo, 650 meters away

Importante castillo de origen musulmán. En el 854 fue escenario de una gran batalla entre las tropas ...

Castillo de Almonacid_4

F: Castillo de Almonacid (Toledo)

by Juan Luis Redajo, 660 meters away

Castillo de Almonacid (Toledo)

Castillo de Almonacid (Toledo)

G: Castillo de Almonacid_2

by soledad-tante-agudo, 660 meters away

Importante castillo de origen musulmán. En el 854 fue escenario de una gran batalla entre las tropas ...

Castillo de Almonacid_2

H: Castillo de Almonacid_1

by soledad-tante-agudo, 660 meters away

Importante castillo de origen musulmán. En el 854 fue escenario de una gran batalla entre las tropas ...

Castillo de Almonacid_1

I: Castillo de Almonacid (Toledo)

by Juan Luis Redajo, 680 meters away

Castillo de Almonacid (Toledo)

Castillo de Almonacid (Toledo)

J: Virgen de la Antigua

by david merchan, 10.3 km away

Virgen de la Antigua

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

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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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