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Dynjandi

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A: Dynjandisfoss

by Cepгей Рощин, 190 meters away

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B: Arnarfjörður

by David Rowley, 15.9 km away

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C: Dýrafjörður

by David Rowley, 20.7 km away

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D: Tom And Diana at the Isafjordur Airport

by John Wood, 35.8 km away

The airport at Isafjordur Iceland (BIIS) is challenging. It lies at the bottom of a fairly narrow fjo...

Tom And Diana at the Isafjordur Airport

E: Isafjordur Iceland Airport

by John Wood, 35.8 km away

The airport at Isafjordur Iceland (BIIS) is challenging. It lies at the bottom of a fairly narrow fjo...

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F: View 2 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

by Joby Catto, 47.7 km away

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 2 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

G: View 1 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

by Joby Catto, 47.7 km away

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 1 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

H: View 2 inside a decommissioned US Navy C-117D, Iceland

by Joby Catto, 47.7 km away

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 2 inside a decommissioned US Navy C-117D, Iceland

I: View 3 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

by Joby Catto, 47.7 km away

The C-117D was a US Navy / US Marine Corps variant of the venerable C-47 (itself the military version...

View 3 of ex-US Navy C-117D at Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn, Iceland

J: Inside the Hangar at Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Vestfirðir, Iceland

by Joby Catto, 47.8 km away

I visited Iceland in June, as part of the Iceland 2013 IVRPA conference, and had a couple of days to ...

Inside the Hangar at Hnjótur Museum, Örlygshöfn, Vestfirðir, Iceland

This panorama was taken in Iceland, 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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