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Panoramic photo by Antonio Jesus Sanabria Marcos Taken 15:48, 20/01/2013 - Views loading...

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Mora Claros

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A: Plaza De San Pedro

by Antonio Jesus Sanabria Marcos, 370 meters away

Plaza De San Pedro

B: ESPIGON TREN RIO TINTO

by mikelmgm, 1.2 km away

ESPIGON TREN RIO TINTO

C: ESPIGON RIO TINTO

by mikelmgm, 1.3 km away

ESPIGON RIO TINTO

D: Santuario de nuestra Señora la Cinta

by Antonio Jesus Sanabria Marcos, 2.3 km away

Santuario de nuestra Señora la Cinta

E: Ermita de San Sebastian, Hermadad Padre Jesus

by Antonio Jesus Sanabria Marcos, 11.0 km away

Interior de la ermita De San Sebastian en Moguer, Huelva. Sede de la Hermandad de Padre Jesus y Virge...

Ermita de San Sebastian, Hermadad Padre Jesus

F: Sirenas square of el rompido

by jose-ignacio-teran, 15.7 km away

Sirenas square of el rompido

G: Overnight at hotel El Rompido of Huelva

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.0 km away

Overnight at hotel El Rompido of Huelva

H: El Rompido Hotel 2

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.0 km away

El Rompido Hotel 2

I: Fishermen's houses of El Rompido

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.0 km away

Fishermen's houses of El Rompido

J: piedras-river-pontoon-2-of-el-rompido

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.1 km away

piedras-river-pontoon-2-of-el-rompido

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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