Ipswich University Campus on a Sunday
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Ipswich University Campus on a Sunday

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A: Ipswich Question Mark

by Valentin Arfire, 140 meters away

Ipswich Question Mark

B: at the end of all questions

by Valentin Arfire, 140 meters away

the end of all questionsa statue in Ipswich seen from a new perspective

at the end of all questions

C: question mark fallen

by Valentin Arfire, 140 meters away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich Ipswich From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Coordinates: 52°3′...

question mark fallen

D: Question mark

by Valentin Arfire, 150 meters away

Question mark

E: University Ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 150 meters away

university campus Ipswich waterfront building

University Ipswich

F: evening at waterfront - Ipswich Suffolk

by Valentin Arfire, 190 meters away

evening waterfront - Ipswich Suffolk

evening at waterfront - Ipswich Suffolk

G: by the river - ipswich february 2014

by Valentin Arfire, 200 meters away

by the river - ipswich february 2014

H: Waterfront - 17 march 2014

by Valentin Arfire, 200 meters away

Waterfront - 17 march 2014

I: Alexandra Park

by Valentin Arfire, 210 meters away

Alexandra Park

J: New College Suffolk

by Valentin Arfire, 270 meters away

New College Suffolk

New College Suffolk

This panorama was taken in England, 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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