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Panoramic photo by Peter Holland EXPERT Taken 15:00, 06/12/2011 - Views loading...

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Blakeney Harbour

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Blakeney Harbour on a cold December day with the Sun going down at around half past two.

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A: Bank Cottage Blakeney 360

by BANK COTTAGE, 340 meters away

Bank Cottage Blakeney 360

B: St Nicholas Church Blakeney - Exterior

by Peter Holland, 850 meters away

St Nicholas Parish Church in Blakeney was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, is large for a s...

St Nicholas Church Blakeney - Exterior

C: St Nicholas Church Blakeney - Interior

by Peter Holland, 900 meters away

St Nicholas Parish Church in Blakeney was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, is large for a s...

St Nicholas Church Blakeney - Interior

D: Cley Windmill

by Peter Holland, 1.8 km away

18th Century windmill, on the north side of Cley on the North Norfolk coast and looking out to sea ac...

Cley Windmill

E: Church of St Margaret's Cley

by Peter Holland, 2.4 km away

St Margaret's is the largest church in the Glaven Valley. In medieval times the church looked down ov...

Church of St Margaret's Cley

G: St John the Baptist Church Stiffkey

by Peter Holland, 5.4 km away

St John the Baptist Church Stiffkey

H: Binham Priory

by Peter Holland, 6.3 km away

Binham Priory

I: Letheringsett Church

by Peter Holland, 6.3 km away

Letheringsett Church

J: Binham Priory 1

by Peter Holland, 6.3 km away

Binham Priory 1

This panorama was taken in England, 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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