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KL Birkenau (Auschwitz II) bird's eye view

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A: Deutsche Reichsbahn "Güterwagen"

by Warren Eckstein, less than 10 meters away

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D: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Selection Area

by Warren Eckstein, 140 meters away

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E: Auschwitz II – Birkenau

by Marek Kocjan, 160 meters away

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F: Birkenau camp Barack Auschwitz interiour view

by Jann Lipka, 160 meters away

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G: Auschwitz-Birkenau

by Pawel Kijak, 210 meters away

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H: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Railroad to Hell (Main Gate)

by Warren Eckstein, 280 meters away

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Railroad to Hell. Main Gate

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J: Auschwitz II – Birkenau

by Marek Kocjan, 280 meters away

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This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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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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