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Kazimierzowka trails

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A: Kazimierzowka trails

by Jacek Jaśkiewicz, 40 meters away

Kazimierzowka trails

B: Kazimierzowka trails

by Jacek Jaśkiewicz, 450 meters away

Kazimierzowka trails

C: My room

by Kacper Kotowoda, 2.0 km away

My room

D: route 17, before rebuilding

by Kacper Kotowoda, 2.3 km away

route 17, before rebuilding

E: Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza w Świdniku

by Rafał Kobyliński, 4.0 km away

Grób Nieznanego Żołnierza w Świdniku

F: Swidnik - fontanna

by Rafał Kobyliński, 4.1 km away

Swidnik - fontanna

G: Majdanek Mauzoleum

by Rafał Kobyliński, 7.7 km away

Majdanek Mauzoleum

H: Lublin - muzeum na majdanku

by Maciej G. Szling, 7.8 km away

The German concentration camp in Lublin, popularly called Majdanek, was initiated by Heinrich Himmler...

Lublin - muzeum na majdanku

I: Majdanek

by Maciej G. Szling, 7.8 km away

The German concentration camp in Lublin, popularly called Majdanek, was initiated by Heinrich Himmler...

Majdanek

J: Majdanek Nazi concentration camps

by Rafał Kobyliński, 8.0 km away

Majdanek Nazi concentration camps

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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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.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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