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Central European Cup in Biathlon, International Cup 2011 – Osrblie, Slovakia. Sprint women s

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A: Biathlon Osrblie

by Cibula Vincent, 20 meters away

Central European Cup in Biathlon, International Cup 2011 – Osrblie, Slovakia. Sprint women.

Biathlon Osrblie

B: Podbrezová - Chvatimech

by Cibula Vincent, 6.3 km away

Čiernohronská železnička Chvatimech / The Black Hron railway in Chvatimech.

Podbrezová - Chvatimech

D: Vajsková (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 7.6 km away

Vajsková, okr. Brezno.Trasa elektrického vedenia v chotári medzi Lopejom a VajskovouRoute power line ...

Vajsková (SVK)

E: Chalet Rusticana - Koliba Rusticana Nemecká

by Cibula Vincent, 8.0 km away

In connection with the development of tourism has grown along roads in Slovakia stylish all-wooden ch...

Chalet Rusticana - Koliba Rusticana Nemecká

F: Dubová (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 8.8 km away

Opustená fabrika Petrochemy v Dubovej. /Abandoned Factory Petrochema in Dubová.

Dubová (SVK)

G: Kupele - SPA - Brusno

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 9.4 km away

Kupele - SPA - Brusno

H: Vydrovo - Cierny balog, Slovakia

by Lubomir Gasparovic, 9.5 km away

Vydrovo - Slovakia, Forestry open air museum,

Vydrovo - Cierny balog, Slovakia

I: Vydrovo - Cierny Balog, Slovakia

by Lubomir Gasparovic, 9.6 km away

Forestry open air museum,steam locomotive

Vydrovo - Cierny Balog, Slovakia

J: Vydrovo - Cierny Balog, Slovakia

by Lubomir Gasparovic, 9.6 km away

Vydrovo - Cierny Balog, Slovakia Forestry open air museumTurists can visit Forrestry open air museum ...

Vydrovo - Cierny Balog, Slovakia

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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