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On a snowy day

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A: World War I. German Military Cemetery Gates

by Gorazd Bajt, 200 meters away

World War I. German Military Cemetery Gates

B: World War I German Military Cemetery

by Gorazd Bajt, 220 meters away

In the years 1936-1938 the German state build a charnel house on the site of former military cemetery...

World War I German Military Cemetery

C: Centroslavija - park

by Gorazd Bajt, 670 meters away

Centroslavija - park

D: Footbridge over Tolminka river

by Gorazd Bajt, 760 meters away

Footbridge over Tolminka river

E: Sotocje

by Gorazd Bajt, 770 meters away

Sotocje

F: Sotočje - Tolminka river

by Gorazd Bajt, 790 meters away

Tolminka is a mountain stream that runs through the city of Tolmin. Source of the river is near Polog...

Sotočje - Tolminka river

H: Bucenica view point @ Metalcamp 2012

by Gorazd Bajt, 880 meters away

Bucenica view point @ Metalcamp 2012

I: City park in Tolmin

by Gorazd Bajt, 890 meters away

Renovated city park in Tolmin, directly next to the church, has a surface area around 4795 m².Due to ...

City park in Tolmin

J: Tolmin

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.1 km away

Tolmin

This panorama was taken in Slovenia, 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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