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A: Sgurr Dearg summit, Skye, Scotland

by Andy Elliston, 820 meters away

Sgurr Dearg is the second highest peak on the Cuillin ridge. The actual peak is the top of the Inacce...

Sgurr Dearg summit, Skye, Scotland

B: View from Cuillin Peak - Sgurr Dubh an Da Beinn

by Andy Elliston, 1.4 km away

Panorama taken from the summit of Sgurr Dubh an Da Beinn in the south of the Cuillin mountain range (...

View from Cuillin Peak - Sgurr Dubh an Da Beinn

C: View from Cuillin peak Sgurr a Ghreadaidh

by Andy Elliston, 1.5 km away

Picture taken from the summit of Sgurr a Ghreadaidh, a Munro (3192 feet, 973m ) which is located towa...

View from Cuillin peak Sgurr a Ghreadaidh

D: View from Cuillin Peak - Sgurr a Mhadaidh

by Andy Elliston, 1.9 km away

Picture taken from the summit of Sgurr a Mhadaidh, a Munro (3012 feet) which is located towards the c...

View from Cuillin Peak - Sgurr a Mhadaidh

E: View from Cuillin peak Sgurr nan Eag

by Andy Elliston, 2.3 km away

Panorama taken from the summit of Sgurr nan Eag, the first Munro from the south end of the Cuillin ri...

View from Cuillin peak Sgurr nan Eag

F: Loch Corruisk

by Ronald Tichelaar, 2.6 km away

Loch Corruisk

G: Isle of Skye - Lake Coruisk

by Sergiu Mitrofan, 3.5 km away

Panorama on the shore of lake Coruisk on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye - Lake Coruisk

H: Sgurr nan Gillean summit, Skye, Scotland

by Andy Elliston, 4.0 km away

Sgurr Nan Gillean lies at the northen end of the Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Its sum...

Sgurr nan Gillean summit, Skye, Scotland

I: Sunset at Loch Coruisk

by Ronald Tichelaar, 4.1 km away

Loch Coruisk (in Scottish Gaelic, Coire Uisg, the "Cauldron of Waters") is an inland fresh-water lake...

Sunset at Loch Coruisk

J: Isle of Skye - Near Loch Coruisk

by Sergiu Mitrofan, 4.1 km away

Isle of Skye, near Loch Coruisk in Scotland.

Isle of Skye - Near Loch Coruisk

This panorama was taken in Scotland, 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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