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Gomel Airport

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Nearby images in Belarus


A: Removed field near the airport

by Maksim Adamenko, 480 meters away


Removed field near the airport

C: Summer residence eremino

by Maksim Adamenko, 2.9 km away


Summer residence eremino

D: Kind from a balcony

by Maksim Adamenko, 3.6 km away

Kind from a balcony

E: Super kindergarten

by Maksim Adamenko, 3.7 km away

Super kindergarten

F: Kindergarten

by Maksim Adamenko, 3.7 km away


G: The dug plane

by Maksim Adamenko, 4.1 km away

The dug plane

H: Near the clearing

by Maksim Adamenko, 4.2 km away

Near the clearing

I: Road to Minsk

by Maksim Adamenko, 4.4 km away

Road to Minsk

J: Railway stop of Eremino

by Maksim Adamenko, 4.5 km away

Railway stop of Eremino

This panorama was taken in Belarus, Europe

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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.

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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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