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Chapel at the American Cemetery, Cambridge

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A: Madingley American War Cemetery - The Memorial Building and Chapel

by Daniel Payne, 10 meters away

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B: American Cemetery, Cambridge

by Daniel Oi, 20 meters away

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C: Madingley American Cemetery - Tablets Of The Missing

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D: Madingley American War Cemetery - The Graves

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E: Madingley American Cemetery

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F: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

by Daniel Oi, 3.2 km away

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G: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

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The Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge houses the Faculty of Mathematics...

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H: Clare College Cambridge

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I: Jerwood Library, Cambridge, U.K.

by Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, 4.1 km away

Jerwood Library, Cambridge, U.K.

J: The River Cam

by Ian McCarney, 4.1 km away

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This panorama was taken in England, Europe

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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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