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Od Slezské boudy na Sněžku

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B: View on Śnieżka Pick from Side of Łomniczka Valley

by Zbigniew Pilip, 90 meters away

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C: Karkonosze Mountain - Śnieżka

by Tenet Jelenia Góra, 130 meters away

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D: Pohled na Obří důl

by Dušan Vondra, 210 meters away

Pohled na Obří důl

E: Obri Dul - Krkonose

by Libor Fettr, 450 meters away

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Obri Dul - Krkonose

F: Schneekoppe Riesengebirge

by Marian Wozny, 700 meters away

Wikipedia:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneekoppe

Schneekoppe Riesengebirge

G: Krkonoše - Obří důl

by Libor Fettr, 700 meters away

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Krkonoše - Obří důl

H: Sniezka Schneekoppe Gipfel

by Marian Wozny, 730 meters away

wikipedia:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneekoppe

Sniezka Schneekoppe  Gipfel

I: Schneekoppe

by Jacek Iwaszkiewicz, 790 meters away

Śnieżka is the peak that towers over Karkonosze and Sudety range(1602 meters above sea level). The ma...

Schneekoppe

J: Snezka

by Jacek Iwaszkiewicz, 790 meters away

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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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