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A:

by Ricardo Pi, 150 meters away

B:

by Ricardo Pi, 210 meters away

C: SPAIN SQUARE SARAGOSSA NIGHT

by Ricardo Pi, 230 meters away

SPAIN SQUARE SARAGOSSA NIGHT

D: Spain Square Saragossa

by Ricardo Pi, 230 meters away

Spain Square Saragossa

E: Bautizo Victor

by Alberto Cebollada Ubide, 240 meters away

Bautizo Victor

F: saragossa museum

by Ricardo Pi, 240 meters away

saragossa museum

G: Plaza de España

by Atila Bezdan, 260 meters away

Plaza de España

H: Zaragoza, El Patio Del Plata

by Atila Bezdan, 350 meters away

Zaragoza, El Patio Del Plata

I: Zaragoza, El Plata Club

by Atila Bezdan, 360 meters away

Zaragoza, El Plata Club

J: Calle de Alfonso I

by Atila Bezdan, 410 meters away

Calle de Alfonso I

This panorama was taken in Saragossa, Europe

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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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