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Archikatedra Bialostocka

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A: Bialystok Square

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 80 meters away

Bialystok Square

B: Uniwersytet Medyczny w Bialystoku

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 210 meters away

Uniwersytet Medyczny w Bialystoku

C: Ratusha. Bialystok

by Ivan Tsyrkunovich, 280 meters away

Ratusha. Bialystok

D: Rynek Kościuszki Promenade in Bialystok

by Tomasz Szawkalo, 290 meters away

Kosciuszko Square in center of city of Bialystok, North-East Poland. Pedestrian promenade extends for...

Rynek Kościuszki Promenade in Bialystok

E: Restaurant

by Panorama Projekt, 540 meters away

Restaurant

F: Church of the Holy Trinity in Tykocin

by Tomasz Szawkalo, 27.3 km away

Interior of Church of the Holy Trinity in Tykocin, North-East Poland. This church was founded in 1742...

Church of the Holy Trinity in Tykocin

G: Tykocin z nowego mostu

by Tomasz Markiewicz, 27.4 km away

Morning viev from the modernized bridge to the Narew bank. Calm atmosphere does not predict at all, w...

Tykocin z nowego mostu

H: Stefan Czarniecki Place in Tykocin

by Tomasz Szawkalo, 27.4 km away

Statue of Stefan Czarniecki in Tykocin town in North-East Poland. Beginings of Tykocin reach back to ...

Stefan Czarniecki Place in Tykocin

I: Burza Nad Placem

by Tomasz Markiewicz, 27.4 km away

Burza Nad Placem

J: Odelsk - Old Market Square

by walper, 49.9 km away

First mentioned as a place in the XV century. In 1490, he built the first church. In the XVIII centur...

Odelsk - Old Market Square

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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".

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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. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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