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Lovotours, Petrovaradin (entrance to the abandoned railroad tunnel in sight)

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A: BEWARE!!! Abandoned Tunnel!

by Zoran Strajin, 20 meters away

BEWARE!!! Abandoned Tunnel!

C: Bastioned Wall - Petrovaradin Fortress

by Zoran Strajin, 140 meters away

Bastioned Wall - Petrovaradin Fortress

D: Karlo's Gate - Petrovaradin Fortress

by Zoran Strajin, 150 meters away

Karlo's Gate - Petrovaradin Fortress

E: Petrovaradinska tvrdjava, komunikaciona kapija

by Atila Bezdan, 160 meters away

Petrovaradinska tvrdjava, komunikaciona kapija

F: Petrovaradin fortress

by Atila Bezdan, 160 meters away

Petrovaradin fortress

G: Petrovaradinska tvrdjava, Kapija

by G.B., 180 meters away

Petrovaradinska tvrdjava, Kapija

H: Karlo's Gate, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

by Zoran Strajin, 180 meters away

Karlo's Gate, Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

I: Peterwardein Fortress - Petrovaradinska tvrdjava

by Zoran Strajin, 190 meters away

Peterwardein Fortress - Petrovaradinska tvrdjava

J: Beg'n'Getel

by G.B., 190 meters away

Beg'n'Getel

This panorama was taken in Novi Sad, 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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