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National Gallery of Art. Conference hall

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/vilnius-lithuania

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A: National Gallery of Art. Lobby

by Vita Pecialiune, 10 meters away

National Gallery of Art. Lobby

B: National Gallery of Art. HDR

by Vita Pecialiune, 20 meters away

National Gallery of Art. HDR

C: 2013.05.05 1825 vilnius sakura blossom Chiune Sugihara park

by Aleksandr Reznik, 190 meters away

Sakura park was founded in Vinius in  2001 to mark the 100 anniversary of Chiune Sugihara - japanese ...

2013.05.05 1825 vilnius sakura blossom Chiune Sugihara park

D: Swedbank

by Jonas Nosalis, 210 meters away

Swedbank

E: Swedbank Terrase

by Bogdana Pashkevich, 280 meters away

The view of Vilnius on the sunny day from Swedbank terrase.

Swedbank Terrase

F: Vilnius challenge 2010

by Aleksandr Reznik, 330 meters away

Urban adventure race in Vilnius, Lithuania - 800 participants from 10 countries http://www.sban.com/v...

Vilnius challenge 2010

G: dark night ina a city

by mantas talmantas, 330 meters away

waiting for a buss in a cold night.

dark night ina a city

H: White Bridge in Vilnius, New Year

by Jonas Nosalis, 430 meters away

White Bridge in Vilnius, New Year

I: 20131128 141605 Lukiskiu Roof

by Aleksandr Reznik, 470 meters away

20131128 141605 Lukiskiu Roof

J: Europe Square

by Jonas Nosalis, 470 meters away

Europe Square

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/vilnius-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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