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Ermita de Yecra (románico aragonés), Lacorvilla

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A: Castillo de Yecra (interior)

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B: Castillo de Yecra

by Jordi Porteros, 150 meters away

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C: Castillo de Yecra (interior de la torre)

by Jordi Porteros, 160 meters away

Castillo de Yecra (interior de la torre)

D: Balsa, Lacorvilla

by Jordi Porteros, 1.3 km away

Balsa, Lacorvilla

E: Orujeando

by Jordi Porteros, 1.4 km away

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F: Fuente, Lacorvilla

by Jordi Porteros, 1.6 km away

Fuente, Lacorvilla

H: Rincón de la iglesia de Lacorvilla

by Jordi Porteros, 1.6 km away

Rincón con los santos en la iglesia de Lacorvilla durante las fiestas patronales

Rincón de la iglesia de Lacorvilla

I: Iglesia, Lacorvilla

by Jordi Porteros, 1.6 km away

Iglesia, Lacorvilla

J: Coro de la iglesia de Lacorvilla

by Jordi Porteros, 1.6 km away

Vista desde el coro de la iglesia de Lacorvilla

Coro de la iglesia de Lacorvilla

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

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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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