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A: Lucni Bouda - Krkonose

by Pavel Mikoska - www.PavelMikoska.cz, 1.5 km away

Luční bouda, Krkonoše. Vpravo od Luční boudy je v dálce vidět hora Sněžka, která je nejvyšší horou Če...

Lucni Bouda - Krkonose

B: Giant mountains

by Stepan Hasek, 1.6 km away

Giant mountains

C: Mountain Trail - Weber Way - Krkonose - Czech Republic

by Pavel Mikoska - www.PavelMikoska.cz, 1.8 km away

Weberova cesta - horská stezka která spojuje Luční boudu a Boudu u Bílého Labe. Horské boudy se nachá...

Mountain Trail - Weber Way - Krkonose - Czech Republic

D: Rownia Pod Sniezka

by Dariusz GORAL, 1.9 km away

Rownia Pod Sniezka

E: R Owy Dul

by Dariusz GORAL, 2.3 km away

R Owy Dul

F: Weberova cesta - Krkonose - horska stezka - Ceska republika

by Pavel Mikoska - www.PavelMikoska.cz, 2.4 km away

Weberova cesta - Krkonose - horska stezka - Ceska republika

G: Stezery

by Jan Ometak, 2.7 km away

Nothing special about this pano, just chalet we drank one time so many beers.. :-) 

Stezery

H: The Giant Mountains - The Small Pond

by Grzegorz Jóźków, 3.0 km away

View on glacial lake The Small Pond (Mały Staw) and mountain hut "Samotnia" in polish part of The Gia...

The Giant Mountains - The Small Pond

I: Schronisko Samotnia

by Tomek Zuk, 3.2 km away

Schronisko Samotnia

J: Samotnia shelter over Small Lake in the Sudetenland

by Zbigniew Pilip, 3.2 km away

Small Lake in Sudetenland and the Samotnia shelter are one of the most beautiful places of todays Pol...

Samotnia shelter over Small Lake in the Sudetenland

This panorama was taken in 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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