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Autumn is coming

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A: Volderhof Helmond panorama

by m@rtym@n, 140 meters away

Volderhof Helmond panorama

B: Rijpelberg - Helmond

by Pierre van Geenen, 760 meters away

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Rijpelberg - Helmond

C: Berkendonkse plassen, Helmond

by m@rtym@n, 1.1 km away

Berkendonkse plassen, Helmond

D: Zuid Willemsvaart Helmond

by m@rtym@n, 1.3 km away

Zuid Willemsvaart Helmond

E: Kruising Engelseweg-Lagedijk

by m@rtym@n, 2.0 km away

Kruising Engelseweg-Lagedijk

F: Firefighters Helmond

by Pierre van Geenen, 2.2 km away

Took this photo on the 1st of april when we had one of the first nice days of the year. Here we see t...

Firefighters Helmond

H: 1e Haagstraat Helmond, `t Haagje

by m@rtym@n, 4.1 km away

1e Haagstraat Helmond, `t Haagje

I: DIMA Group bv

by Pierre van Geenen, 5.1 km away

The Dima Group building in Deurne, It's a very nice building to watch. The Dima Group is a company, b...

DIMA Group bv

J: DIMA ballooning 01

by Pierre van Geenen, 5.8 km away

Dima ballooning trip, leaving on the grass field in front of the Willibrordhaeghe Hotel in Deurne. Fr...

DIMA ballooning 01

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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