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Dome of Uppsala

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The largest church building of scandinavia: the Cathedral of Uppsala. Uppsala is the ecclesiastical center of Sweden, being the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden.

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A: Dome of Uppsala

by Rafael DeVill, 40 meters away

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B: Inside the dome

by Rafael DeVill, 70 meters away

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C: Church in Uppsala

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D: Stora Torget

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E: Uppsala Slott

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F: Uppsala Slott

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H: View over Uppsala City with Cathedral and Castle

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I: Rosersberg Palace

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J: Rosersberg Palace

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This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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. 

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