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Saint James Church - Our Lady of Medjugorje 2014.

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A: Saint James Church - interior

by zeljko soletic, 10 meters away

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B: ST. James Church - Medjugorje

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C: Our Lady of Medjugorje - Saint James Church

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D: Saint James Church - Our Lady of Medjugorje

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E: City of Medugorje

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F: Medjugorje - Risen Christ

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G: Medjugorje - Podbrdo apparition Hill

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H: Krizevac, Medjugorje - winter panorama

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I: Medjugorje Kricevaz

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J: Kravica Waterfalls / Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This panorama was taken in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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. 

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