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Jesuit Church

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A: Jesuit Church, Lviv

by Volodymyr Shostak ( dailylviv.com ), 10 meters away

The Jesuit Church in Lviv is dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. When constructed in the 1610 and 1620s...

Jesuit Church, Lviv

B: Jesuit Church

by Volodymyr Shostak ( dailylviv.com ), 10 meters away

Jesuit Church

C: Jesuit Cathedral

by Sergio Neznany, 20 meters away

Jesuit Cathedral

D: Jesuit Church, Lviv

by Volodymyr Shostak ( dailylviv.com ), 20 meters away

The Jesuit Church in Lviv is dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. When constructed in the 1610 and 1620s...

Jesuit Church, Lviv

E: Latin Cathedral in Lviv. 040

by Denny A. Ovchar, 80 meters away

Latin Cathedral in Lviv. 040

F: Nothern wall of Latin cathedral in Lviv. 041

by Denny A. Ovchar, 90 meters away

Nothern wall of Latin cathedral in Lviv. 041

G: Reunion Day Ukraine. 22.01.2011. Lviv

by Volodymyr Shostak ( dailylviv.com ), 90 meters away

We recall the Reunion Act, proclaimed in Kyiv’s Sophia Square on January 22, 1919. Back then, the Peo...

Reunion Day Ukraine. 22.01.2011. Lviv

H: Pro-EU protests in Lviv 2013

by Volodymyr Shostak ( dailylviv.com ), 100 meters away

Pro-EU protests in Lviv close to the monument of Taras Shevchenko, 02 December 2013

Pro-EU protests in Lviv 2013

I: Monument to Taras Shevchenko - Lviv

by Andrey Golubev, 110 meters away

Monument to Taras Shevchenko - Lviv

J: Front of Lviv rathouse. 028

by Denny A. Ovchar, 110 meters away

Front of Lviv rathouse. 028

This panorama was taken in L'viv, 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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