Puente De Alcantara 9
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Puente De Alcantara 9

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A: Bridge near Toledo

by Armin Leuprecht, 20 meters away

Bridge near Toledo

B: Puente De Alcantara 10

by soledad-tante-agudo, 30 meters away

Puente De Alcantara 10

C: Río Tajo

by Miguel Martín, 40 meters away

Rio Tajo a su paso por la ciudad de Toledo

Río Tajo

D: Alcantara bridge by night, Toledo, Spain

by Guillem Alemany, 50 meters away

The old Alcantara bridge based on original roman foundation and modified through the centuries until ...

Alcantara bridge by night, Toledo, Spain

E: Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

by Juan Luis Redajo, 50 meters away

Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

F: Puente De Alcantara 8

by soledad-tante-agudo, 50 meters away

Puente De Alcantara 8

G: Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

by Juan Luis Redajo, 50 meters away

Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

H: Toledo Puenta De Alcantara

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 50 meters away

Toledo Puenta De Alcantara

I: Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

by Juan Luis Redajo, 60 meters away

Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

Puente de Alcántara (Toledo)

J: Puente De Alcantara 2

by soledad-tante-agudo, 80 meters away

Puente De Alcantara 2

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

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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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