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Frauenkirche

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The Frauenkirch is located in Zürich, Switzerland, is a ninth-century church; the Gothic style predominates although the choir is in the Romanesque style. The Frauenkirche is especially known for its elegant tower dating from 1732 and the stained glass from twentieth century by Marc Chagall.

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This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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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.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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