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A: Golden Bay

by Sergey Naskalny, 50 meters away

Golden Bay

B: Golden Bay - Radisson Blu - printable

by Sergey Naskalny, 60 meters away

Printable version of Golden Bay-2,   one third Gigapixel panorama.Ghajn Tuffieha's Lascaris TowerRadi...

Golden Bay - Radisson Blu - printable

C: Golden Bay

by Andrea Biffi, 130 meters away

Golden Bay

D: Għajn Tuffieħa Bay view from defense tower

by Andrea Biffi, 170 meters away

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay is a red beach a short distance east of Golden Bay. It is quieter than Golden Bay ...

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay view from defense tower

E: Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

by Andrea Biffi, 180 meters away

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay is a red beach a short distance east of Golden Bay. It is quieter than Golden Bay ...

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

F: Ghajn Tuffieha's Lascaris Tower

by Pierre Axiaq, 190 meters away

Ghajn Tuffieha's Lascaris Tower

G: Pebbles Beach Bar, Golden Sands, Malta

by Pierre Axiaq, 240 meters away

Pebbles Beach Bar @ Golden Sands. Pebbles is the ultimate summer sweet spot! Get surrounded by luxury...

Pebbles Beach Bar, Golden Sands, Malta

H: Ghajn Tuffieha, Malta

by Eman Borg, 520 meters away

Shot taken from Ghajn Tuffieha Bay - Malta

Ghajn Tuffieha, Malta

I: Malta - Golden Bay

by Zoltan Duray, 580 meters away

Golden Bay is one of Malta s most popular sandy beaches. Despite this accolade, it is set among count...

Malta - Golden Bay

J: Torri ta' Ciantar, Limits of Mellieha, Malta

by Pierre Axiaq, 2.0 km away

The Torri ta' Ciantar, which is not actually a coastal watchtower but a farmstead built with an inter...

Torri ta' Ciantar, Limits of Mellieha, Malta

This panorama was taken in Malta, 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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