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A: Hill of Crosses

by Andrew Bodrov, 11.4 km away

Hill of Crosses

B: The Hill of Crosses

by Martynas Ambrazas, 11.4 km away

The Hill of Crosses, Kryzių Kalnas, located 12 kilometers north of the small industrial city of Siaul...

The Hill of Crosses

C: Hill of crosses - Šiauliai - Lithuania

by Sergej Esnault, 11.4 km away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Crosses

Hill of crosses - Šiauliai - Lithuania

D: Pakruojis Narrow Gauge Railway

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 33.4 km away

Pakruojis Narrow Gauge Railway

Pakruojis Narrow Gauge Railway

E: Pakruojis Estate - dairy

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 35.0 km away

Pakruojis Estate of Theodorus von Ropp - dairy building.

Pakruojis Estate - dairy

F: Pakruojis Manor

by Jonas Nosalis, 35.1 km away

In the late 18th century Baron Wilhelm von der Ropp was the initiator who financed the construction o...

Pakruojis Manor

G: Pakruojis Estate of Theodorus von Ropp

by DJ-Maryxa MC, 35.1 km away

Pakruojis Estate of Theodorus von Ropp.

Pakruojis Estate of Theodorus von Ropp

H: Pakruojis Manor. Oval Hall

by Jonas Nosalis, 35.1 km away

Pakruojis Manor. Oval Hall

I: Pakruojis manor

by Saulius Baublys, 35.2 km away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakruojishttp://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakruojo_dvarasPakruojo dvarasPakr...

Pakruojis manor

J: Pakruojis manor bridge and dam

by Jonas Nosalis, 35.2 km away

pakruojis, manor, dolomite, bridge, dam, lithuania

Pakruojis manor bridge and dam

This panorama was taken in Lithuania, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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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