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Key street harbour

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on a windy day

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A: Ipswich marina

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

Ipswich marina

B: Waterfront Ipswich October 5 - 2013

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

Waterfront Ipswich October 5 - 2013

C: waterfront lights

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

the peaceful water reflects different lights

waterfront lights

D: a visit on a boat in the marina

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

on a windy day

a visit on a boat in the marina

E: visit on a boat

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

on a windy day

visit on a boat

F: me by the water at the marina Ipswich

by Valentin Arfire, 30 meters away

me by the water at the marina Ipswich

me by the water at the marina Ipswich

G: Ipswich - waterfront february 2014

by Valentin Arfire, 40 meters away

Ipswich - waterfront february 2014

H: waterfront Ipswich - february 2014

by Valentin Arfire, 50 meters away

waterfront Ipswich - february 2014

I: Waterfront cafe

by Valentin Arfire, 80 meters away

Waterfront cafe

J: 17 march 2014 - Ipswich waterfront

by Valentin Arfire, 120 meters away

17 march 2014 - Ipswich waterfront

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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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