Lubaczów Ul. Wyszynskiego
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Lubaczów Ul. Wyszynskiego

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Lubaczów Ul. Wyszynskiego / Unii Lubelskiej

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A: Lubaczów ul. Wyszynskiego

by Tomasz Mielnik, 90 meters away

Lubaczów ul. Wyszyńskiego

Lubaczów ul. Wyszynskiego

B: Lubaczów ul. Legionów

by Tomasz Mielnik, 200 meters away

Lubaczów ul Legionów

Lubaczów ul. Legionów

C: Lubaczów Rynek

by Tomasz Mielnik, 240 meters away

Lubaczów Rynek

D: Urząd Miasta Lubaczowa

by Tomasz Mielnik, 280 meters away

Urząd Miasta Lubaczowa

E: Lubaczów ul. 3Maja

by Tomasz Mielnik, 280 meters away

Lubaczów ul. 3Maja

F: Lubaczów 3Maja

by Tomasz Mielnik, 290 meters away

Lubaczów ul. 3Maja

Lubaczów 3Maja

G: Lubaczów, Above the mill

by Tomasz Mielnik, 560 meters away

Lubaczów, Above the mill

H:

by Tomasz Mielnik, 690 meters away

I: Stare Oleszyce

by Tomasz Mielnik, 7.7 km away

Stare Oleszyce

J: Stare Oleszyce (5)

by Tomasz Mielnik, 7.7 km away

Stare Oleszyce (5)

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".

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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