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A: skatepark

by Krzysztof Jurczak, 10 meters away

skatepark, ollie

skatepark

B: Jurys in Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 440 meters away

very interesting building in cork, wahington street near jurys hotel triangle shape

Jurys in Cork

C: Cork City Gaol, Ireland

by ariel, 610 meters away

Cork City Gaol, Ireland

D: St.Fin Barre's Cathedral

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 760 meters away

The patron saint of Cork, St. Fin Barre, gives his name to this cathedral.According to tradition, he ...

St.Fin Barre's Cathedral

E: TK Max exhibition cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.0 km away

 Polish Culture Festival Cork 2010 The Cornmarket Centre (TK MAXX) 23 october Photographic exhibition...

TK Max exhibition cork

F: wall st. protest break

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.1 km away

wall st. protest break

G: Firkrin crane cork 5m

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.1 km away

Firkrin crane cork 5m

H: The Firken Crane Centre

by Krzysztof Jurczak, 1.1 km away

Many a giggle has been had at its name, but the Firken Crane houses many plays and musical performanc...

The Firken Crane Centre

I: The Firkin Crane MK

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.1 km away

The Firkin Crane MK

J: Wall Street Protest in Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 1.1 km away

The group is protesting about the humancost of economic policies and "corporate greed".They are part ...

Wall Street Protest in Cork

This panorama was taken in Ireland, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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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