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madinat al-zahara. cordoba

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A: madinat al-zahra arab ruins in cordoba

by luis davilla, 20 meters away

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B: Medina Azahara en Cordoba_1

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C: Medina Azahara en Cordoba

by soledad-tante-agudo, 120 meters away

Medinat al-Zahara, la fastuosa y misteriosa ciudad que Abd-al Rahman III mandó construir a los pies d...

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D: madinat al-zahra ruins. cordoba

by luis davilla, 120 meters away

madinat al-zahra ruins. cordoba

madinat al-zahra ruins. cordoba

E: madinat al-zahara. cordoba

by luis davilla, 120 meters away

madinat al-zahara. cordoba

madinat al-zahara. cordoba

F: madinat al-zahara ruins. cordoba

by luis davilla, 120 meters away

madinat al-zahara ruins. cordoba

madinat al-zahara ruins. cordoba

G: madinat al-zahra arab ruins in cordoba

by luis davilla, 160 meters away

madinat al-zahra arab ruins in cordoba

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H: Duendes en el Bejarano

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Birth Bejarano Creek, near Santa Maria de Trassierra.

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I: Córdoba snow

by tonic, 7.2 km away

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J: andalusian Hosue in Cordoba Spain

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This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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