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Auschwitz - Block 10 and 11 Death Block; between Wall of Death

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A: KL Auschwitz - block 11 - SS man duty office

by Leszek Cuper, 20 meters away

KL Auschwitz - block 11 - SS man duty office

B: KL Auschwitz - Block 10 - toilets

by Leszek Cuper, 20 meters away

KL Auschwitz - Block 10 - toilets

C: KL Auschwitz - the wall of death

by Leszek Cuper, 50 meters away

KL Auschwitz - the wall of death

E: KL Auschwitz - Block 7 - kapo room

by Leszek Cuper, 100 meters away

KL Auschwitz - Block 7 - kapo room

F: Auschwitz - Block 6

by Marek Kocjan, 120 meters away

Auschwitz - Block 6

G: KZ-Auschwitz - Swimmingpool

by H.J.Weber, 120 meters away

KZ-Auschwitz - Swimmingpool

H: KZ-Auschwitz - Swimmingpool

by H.J.Weber, 130 meters away

KZ-Auschwitz - Swimmingpool

I: Auschwitz - a bird's eye view

by Marek Kocjan, 130 meters away

Auschwitz - a bird's eye view

J: Auschwitz - a bird's eye view

by Marek Kocjan, 150 meters away

Auschwitz - a bird's eye view

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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