Haarlem business center Rooftop 2
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Haarlem business center Rooftop 2

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A: Haarlem business center Rooftop

by Tony LUJIEN, 40 meters away

Haarlem business center Rooftop

Haarlem business center Rooftop

B: Circus Renz, Haarlem (2010)

by Bo de Visser, 600 meters away

Inside circus Renz during the Christmas tour in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The last show of this tour,...

Circus Renz, Haarlem (2010)

C: on shoot panorama

by Bo de Visser, 940 meters away

on shoot panorama

D: grafitti

by Frans Frowijn, 1.1 km away

graffiti

grafitti

E: graffiti

by Frans Frowijn, 1.1 km away

graffiti

graffiti

F: oerkapkade in Haarlem

by Emile Duijker, 1.2 km away

This pictures is taken from the oerkapkade in Haarlem near the Lichtfabriek.

oerkapkade in Haarlem

G: Dome shaped prison, Haarlem (2009)

by Bo de Visser, 1.7 km away

Dome shaped prison, Haarlem (2009)

H: grafitti

by Frans Frowijn, 1.8 km away

grafitti

I: haarlem molen de adriaan interior 1

by Frans Frowijn, 1.9 km away

haarlem molen de adriaan interior 1

J: haarlem molen de adriaan 1

by Frans Frowijn, 1.9 km away

haarlem molen de adriaan 1

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, 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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