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by marek dziedzic, 460 meters away

B: National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - building - winter

by Wojciech Sadlej, 490 meters away

wikipedia: The National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw is considered to be the most important ...

National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - building - winter

C: Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski -5-

by Wojciech Sadlej, 570 meters away

wikipedia: Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski

Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski -5-

D: Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski -4-

by Wojciech Sadlej, 580 meters away

wikipedia: Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski

Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski -4-

E: Museum of John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

by Wojciech Sadlej, 580 meters away

The complex of Divine Providence will house a multi-media museum dedicated to Pope John Paul II and t...

Museum of John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

F: National Temple of Divine Providence - dome

by Wojciech Sadlej, 580 meters away

wikipedia: The National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw is considered to be the most important ...

National Temple of Divine Providence - dome

G: National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - inside

by Wojciech Sadlej, 580 meters away

wikipedia: The National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw is considered to be the most important ...

National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw - inside

H: The great portrait of Blessed John Paul II

by Wojciech Sadlej, 580 meters away

Portrait of beatification of John Paul II at the site of the Temple of Divine Providence in Wilanow.P...

The great portrait of Blessed John Paul II

I: Portrait Hanging - Preparations for the beatification of John Paul II in Warsaw

by Wojciech Sadlej, 580 meters away

Putting up a grat portrait of the beatification of John Paul II, on the site of the Temple of Divine ...

Portrait Hanging - Preparations for the beatification of John Paul II in Warsaw

J: Portrait Hanging - Preparations for the beatification of John Paul II in Warsaw

by Wojciech Sadlej, 590 meters away

Putting up a grat portrait of the beatification of John Paul II, on the site of the Temple of Divine ...

Portrait Hanging - Preparations for the beatification of John Paul II in Warsaw

This panorama was taken in Warsaw, 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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