Alphen aan den Rijn - Jaarmarkt (2)
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Alphen aan den Rijn - Jaarmarkt (2)

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A: Alphen aan den Rijn - Jaarmarkt 2012

by Marco den Herder, 320 meters away

Alphen aan den Rijn - Jaarmarkt 2012

B: Castorflat - Alphen a/d Rijn

by Martijn Oorthuis, 1.8 km away

Renovatie en nieuwbouw Castorflat in Alphen a/d Rijn. Ontwerp: Van Dop + Mathot Architecten Schiedam

Castorflat - Alphen a/d Rijn

C: Brewery De Molen - Borefts Bier Festival 2013

by Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 7.3 km away

Borefts Beer Festival at Brewery De Molen (The Mill) in Bodegraven, The Netherlands.Probably one of t...

Brewery De Molen - Borefts Bier Festival 2013

D: Drinking Beer at Borefts Beer Festival 2013

by Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 7.4 km away

Borefts Beer Festival at Brewery De Molen (The Mill) in Bodegraven, The Netherlands.Probably one of t...

Drinking Beer at Borefts Beer Festival 2013

E: Fort Wierickerschans, Bodegraven

by Henk Keijzer, 9.9 km away

Fort Wierickerschans, Bodegraven

Fort Wierickerschans, Bodegraven

F: Palaver with the skippers of the Turfrace 2006, before the last leg of the race from the Tolhuissluizen to Warmond

by Henk Keijzer, 10.0 km away

Palaver with the skippers of the Turfrace 2006, before the last leg of the race from the Tolhuissluiz...

Palaver with the skippers of the Turfrace 2006, before the last leg of the race from the Tolhuissluizen to Warmond

G: Participants of the Turfrace 2006 arrive at the Tolhuissluizen in Nieuwveen

by Henk Keijzer, 10.1 km away

Participants of the Turfrace 2006 arrive at the Tolhuissluizen in Nieuwveen. http://www.zeilvaartwarm...

Participants of the Turfrace 2006 arrive at the Tolhuissluizen in Nieuwveen

H: Swans in front of windmill Zijlaanmolen

by Jan Mulder, 10.4 km away

Swans in front of a windmill. Photo's taken on January 14, 2012.

Swans in front of windmill Zijlaanmolen

I: Democracy in action

by Henk Keijzer, 10.4 km away

Bij verkiezingen in Teylingen (vroeger Warmond) vaart er altijd een stemlokaal naar de overkant van d...

Democracy in action

J: Benthuizerplas - A Bird Sanctuary

by Hasan Ismail, 10.5 km away

De Benthuizerplas is a small sanctuary catered specially for migrating birds. Kingfishers, Geese and ...

Benthuizerplas - A Bird Sanctuary

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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