Kolobrzeg, promenade in June
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Panoramic photo by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek EXPERT Taken 19:30, 31/07/2011 - Views loading...

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Kolobrzeg, promenade in June

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A: Latarnia w Kołobrzegu / Lighthouse in Kołobrzeg

by Waldemar Finster, 30 meters away

Latarnia w Kołobrzegu / Lighthouse in Kołobrzeg

B: Kołobrzeg port

by janek kuna, 80 meters away

Kołobrzeg, w porcie, latarnia morska.

Kołobrzeg port

C: Kolobrzeg, harbor in summer

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 80 meters away

Kołobrzeg

Kolobrzeg, harbor in summer

D: Kolobrzeg, on the boardwalk

by MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, 220 meters away

Kołobrzeg

Kolobrzeg, on the boardwalk

E: Harbour

by Krzysztof Jurczak, 560 meters away

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Harbour

F: Cutter's Bay In Winter

by Adam Ciarcinski, 1.0 km away

Cutter's Bay In Winter

G: Sunset at the beach - Bagicz

by Kamil Kurowski, 7.2 km away

Sunset at the beach - Bagicz

H: Sunset at Baltic Sea. Rogowo. Poland

by Kamil Kurowski, 14.1 km away

Sunset at Baltic Sea. Rogowo. Poland

I: Mrzeżyno pomp station

by Jacek Miąsek, 18.6 km away

Mrzeżyno pomp station

J: Mrzezyno beach

by Robert Hernik, 19.0 km away

Mrzezyno beach

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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