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International Paper Design Exhibition "POPIERUKAS" 2012 2nd gallery space

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And another glimpse of International Paper Design Exhibition "POPIERUKAS" in Kaunas, Lithuania, in Art gallery "Balta" from 23 of May till 20th of June 2012.

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A: International Paper Design Exhibition "POPIERUKAS" 2012

by Vytenis Sakalauskas, less than 10 meters away

A glimpse of an International Paper Design Exhibition "POPIERUKAS" in Kaunas, Lithuania, Gallery "Bal...

International Paper Design Exhibition "POPIERUKAS" 2012

B: Pavesine Baltas Dviratis

by Belmando Poll, 10 meters away

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C: Bike Show Millenium 2012

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 140 meters away

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D: Kaunas St. Peter and Paul Church

by Belmando Poll, 160 meters away

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E: Kaunas City Hall Wednesday

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 240 meters away

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F: Megstos Kaledos Kaune 2013 Metu

by Belmando Poll, 260 meters away

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G: Kaunas, Kurpių street., Tunnel,

by Belmando Poll, 410 meters away

Kaunas, Kurpių street., Tunnel,

I: Vytautas the Great Church and flood in old town

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J: Hanza Kaunas 2010

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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. 

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