Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view
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Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

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A: Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

by Leszek Cuper, 30 meters away

Panorama of Warsaw - Orco Tower view

B: Warsaw Central Station during the repair

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 200 meters away

Platform 2 at Station Warszawa Centralna. Half of the platform is repaired.Warsaw Centralna (Polish: ...

Warsaw Central Station during the repair

C: Platform 2 at the Warsaw Centralna (PKP station)

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 230 meters away

Warsaw Centralna (Polish: Warszawa Centralna) is the most important railway station in Warsaw, Poland...

Platform 2 at the Warsaw Centralna (PKP station)

E: Platform 1 at the Warsaw Centralna - repairs

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 260 meters away

Platform 1 at Station Warszawa Centralna. Half of the platform is repaired. Boy in the panorama is my...

Platform 1 at the Warsaw Centralna  - repairs

G: North Gallery at the Central Station

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 280 meters away

new North Gallery at the Warsaw Central Station - August 2011 Warsaw Centralna (Polish: Warszawa Cent...

North Gallery at the Central Station

H: Near Central Railway station

by Marcin Klaban, 350 meters away

Near Central Railway station

I: Warsaw Hard Rock Cafe by night

by Jarek Ciszek, 400 meters away

Warsaw Hard Rock Cafe by night

J: Bus stop near Palace of Culture and Science

by Marcin Klaban, 410 meters away

Bus stop near Palace of Culture and Science

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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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