Płock, Małachowianka
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Płock, Małachowianka

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Astronomical observatory at the back of Marshal Stanisław Małachowski High School, the oldest school in Poland, known as "Małachowianka".

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A: Plock, Poland, view of the river Vistula at sunset

by Henk Keijzer, 90 meters away

Plock, view of the river Vistula at sunset

Plock, Poland, view of the river Vistula at sunset

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by Mariusz Janecki, 140 meters away

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C: Plock, Stary Rynek, 2008

by Mariusz Janecki, 150 meters away

Plock, Stary Rynek, 2008

D: Dawny pałac biskupi obecnie Gmach Sądu Płock /zk

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E: Odwach Oporów /zk

by Krzysztof Zagajewski, 260 meters away

Odwach Oporów /zk

F: Pomnik Ludwika Krzywickiego Płock /zk

by Krzysztof Zagajewski, 260 meters away

Pomnik Ludwika Krzywickiego Płock /zk

G: Płock Historic Festival – Chemist's Day

by Mariusz Janecki, 270 meters away

Płock Historic Festival – Chemist's Day

H: The WO II monument in the city center of Plock, Poland

by Henk Keijzer, 290 meters away

The WO II monument in the city center of Plock, Poland

The WO II monument in the city center of Plock, Poland

I: Zamek Płock /zk

by Krzysztof Zagajewski, 300 meters away

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J: Marina on the River Vistula in Plock - Poland

by Damian Mierzynski, 300 meters away

Marina on the River Vistula in Płock - Poland

Marina on the River Vistula in Plock - Poland

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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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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