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The refuge of Ali Pasha

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The last refuge of Ali Pasha at island of Pamvotida lake at Ioannina Epirus

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E: Ιωάννινα..

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H: Calm waters in Lake Pamvotis

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I: Roads of New York Exhibition

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J: Photometria photo festival

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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.

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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. 

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