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Cows grazing on the Järvafältet north of Stockholm. Some of the cows are of the breed Highland Cattle. In the backgroung you can see the suburb Hjulsta.

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A: Granholmstoppen

by Krister Bergenfeldt, 460 meters away

Slope soaring at GranHolmstoppen.


B: Stockholm, Tensta underground station

by Gabor Bodis, 820 meters away

Sweden, Stockholm, Tensta Centrum underground (in swedish: tunnelbana) station, blue line

Stockholm, Tensta underground station

C: 1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato

by Jann Lipka, 1.6 km away

Beautiful yellow Lancia Appia, very rare model. tastefully renovated and in working condition. Visiti...

1961 Lancia Appia Sport Zagato

E: Saab 93b replica of a SAAB racing car that came 3rd in Le Mans 1959

by Jann Lipka, 1.7 km away

This replica won also a Le Mans Classic Race 2008.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lXG2q4xGw   Inc...

Saab 93b replica of a SAAB racing car that came 3rd in Le Mans 1959

F: General Motors Futureliner- restoration project

by Jann Lipka, 1.7 km away

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General Motors Futureliner- restoration project

G: Bennebolsgatan Spånga

by Mats Hjelte, 1.8 km away

Streets are quiet this evening outside my house in Spånga.

Bennebolsgatan Spånga

H: Spånga from above

by Mats Hjelte, 1.8 km away

Spånga from above

I: Spånga station

by Mats Hjelte, 2.0 km away

Spånga station

J: Spring at Värsta Allé, Spånga

by Mats Hjelte, 2.1 km away

A few weeks in spring, the cherry blossoms bloom at Värsta Allé, Spånga. Something to enjoy while wai...

Spring at Värsta Allé, Spånga

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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