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A: E Leuchtturmcalaratjada2

by Frank Ellmerich, 20 meters away

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B: Far de Cap de Pera , Mallorca

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 30 meters away

Far de Cap de Pera , Mallorca

C: Far de Capdepera

by Torsten Schmeling, 40 meters away

Far de Capdepera

D: Capdepera mallorca

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 120 meters away

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E: Far de Capdepera , Mallorca, 360º

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 170 meters away

Far de Capdepera , Mallorca, 360º

F: Cala Radjada Leuchtturm

by photonensammler panoramen, 200 meters away

Cala Radjada Leuchtturm

G: Cala Rajada 3

by Banick, 240 meters away

Cala Rajada 3

H: Cala Rajada 4

by Banick, 270 meters away

Cala Rajada 4

I: cala radjada4

by photonensammler panoramen, 290 meters away

cala radjada4

J: cala radjada 3

by photonensammler panoramen, 290 meters away

cala radjada 3

This panorama was taken in Mallorca, 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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