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Welcome to the 2010 Cork Midsummer Festival. This year sees an action-packed festival with 16 days and nights of the very best in theatre, dance, music and arts participation from Cork, Ireland and the entire world. We have new productions and Irish premieres taking place in every conceivable location across Cork city.

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A: Cork st Patrick street

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 160 meters away

Cork st Patrick street

B: Cow Up A Tree

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 160 meters away

Autorem rzeźby jest John Kelly. Krowa była pokazywana w Paryżu,Hadze i ostatnio w Melbourn. W Cork bę...

Cow Up A Tree

C: Tattoo Magic's cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 170 meters away

Tattoo Magic's cork

D: Bus Stop at Saint Patrick's Street in Cork - Ireland

by Rubens Cardia, 190 meters away

Saint Patrick's street is the most important shopping street in Cork, Ireland. After his redevelopmen...

Bus Stop at Saint Patrick's Street in Cork - Ireland

E: TK Max exhibition cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 200 meters away

 Polish Culture Festival Cork 2010 The Cornmarket Centre (TK MAXX) 23 october Photographic exhibition...

TK Max exhibition cork

F: wall street protest

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 250 meters away

The group is protesting about the humancost of economic policies and "corporate greed".They are part ...

wall street protest

G: Wall Street Protest in Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 250 meters away

The group is protesting about the humancost of economic policies and "corporate greed".They are part ...

Wall Street Protest in Cork

H: wall st. protest break

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 270 meters away

wall st. protest break

I: Bridge Opera House in Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 270 meters away

Bridge Opera House in Cork

J: Father Mathew Cork

by Mariusz Kalinowski, 270 meters away

Father Mathew Cork

This panorama was taken in Ireland, 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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