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Halo (light effect)
Halo (Halo of the singular; plural halos or halons) is a collective term for light effects of atmospheric optics, caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals.
Depending on the size and orientation of the ice crystals and the angle at which the light hits the crystals, resulting in different places of the sky sometimes whitish, partly colored circles, arches, columns or light spots.
Interntional Symposium of Wood Sculpture 2012 in Ringkobing, Denmark. Burning of sculpture by Finnish...
"Survival of the Fattest" by Jens Galschiøt/Lars Calmar. Sculpture in harbour of Ringkøbing - Denmark...
Ringk?bing is situated at the northeastern corner of Ringk?bing Fjord. To get to and from the open se...
The houses on this cobblestone street (?ster Strandgade) in Ringk?bing is in the typical building sty...
Torvet (The town square) in Ringk?bing is a place fo many actitivities -? especially during the holid...
Ringk?bing Church is built in gothic style during the period 1400-1550 - but there might have been a ...
Since the begining of 1800 S?ndervig has been known as an relaxing holiday resort placed in the dunes...
Nr. Lyngvig Lighthouse is situated at Holmslands Klit between Soendervig and Hvide Sande on the west ...
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.