Flowering of a cherry tree
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Flowering of a cherry tree

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Nearby images in Ukraine


A: Near my home

by Taras Kushnirenko, 10 meters away

Near my home

B: Athletic club of factory "Svet shahtera"

by Taras Kushnirenko, 230 meters away

Athletic club of factory "Svet shahtera"

C: Oak

by Taras Kushnirenko, 310 meters away


D: Oak

by Taras Kushnirenko, 390 meters away


E: Railroad

by Taras Kushnirenko, 430 meters away

The railway between stations "Jugny vokzal" and "Novoselovka". View  from "Karpovsky" garden. Tracks ...


F: Suspension bridge вelow Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 520 meters away

Suspension bridge вelow Goncharivska dam

G: Lopan below Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 940 meters away

Lopan below Goncharivska dam

H: Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1,000 meters away

Goncharivska dam

I: Goncharivska dam

by Taras Kushnirenko, 1.0 km away

Goncharivska dam

J: Railway station is Kharkiv

by Igor E, 1.1 km away

Railway station is Kharkiv

This panorama was taken in Ukraine, 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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