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Refuge Penthéréaz

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Refuge de Penthéréaz, Bois du Buron

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A: Bavois - Les Vaux

by Dominique Job, 2.7 km away

Bavois - Les VauxDirected by Dominique Job (www.jobimage.ch) 

Bavois - Les Vaux

B: Bavois, Refuge des 3 sapins

by Dominique Job, 2.7 km away

Bavois, Refuge des 3 sapinsDirected by Dominique Job (www.jobimage.ch) 

Bavois, Refuge des 3 sapins

C: Bavois, Primary School

by Dominique Job, 3.6 km away

Bavois, Primary SchoolDirected by Dominique Job (www.jobimage.ch)

Bavois, Primary School

D: Restoroute de Bavois

by Markus Lissner, 3.7 km away

Restoroute de Bavois

E: Church of Bavois (Visit inside of the church on www.jobimage.ch)

by Dominique Job, 3.7 km away

Visit inside of the church on www.jobimage.chDirected by Dominique Job

Church of Bavois (Visit inside of the church on www.jobimage.ch)

F: Bavois - Les Bettines

by Dominique Job, 3.9 km away

Bavois - Les Bettines (pelouse)Directed by Dominique Job (www.jobimage.ch)

Bavois - Les Bettines

G: Bavois, Les Bettines

by Dominique Job, 3.9 km away

Bavois, Les Bettines, Route d'Orny 5-7Directed by Dominique Job (www.jobimage.ch)

Bavois, Les Bettines

H: Bavois, Prés Rosset

by Dominique Job, 4.1 km away

Bavois, Prés RossetDirected by Dominique Job (www.jobimage.ch) 

Bavois, Prés Rosset

I: FC Bavois, Football field

by Dominique Job, 4.2 km away

Football field of FC Bavois

FC Bavois, Football field

J: FC Bavois, Stadium

by Dominique Job, 4.2 km away

FC Bavois Stadium

FC Bavois, Stadium

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, 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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