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Hoverla mountain

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A: Hoverla mountain

by Bohdan Repetylo, 70 meters away

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B: Hoverla. The highest point of Ukraine.

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C: Goverla

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D: Hoverla

by Oleg Shevchyshyn, 430 meters away

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E: River Prut

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F: Breskul

by Atamanjyk Vitaliy, 1.2 km away

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G: Waterfall

by Oleg Shevchyshyn, 1.4 km away

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H: Ecological point "Peremychka"

by Serhiy Dementiev, 2.3 km away

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I: Polonyna near Petros

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This panorama was taken in Ukraine, 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.

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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