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A: Catedral de Salamanca exterior

by Carlos Ortega, 10 meters away

La fachada principal, tremendamente profusa en detalles entre los que destacan los relieves de las es...

Catedral de Salamanca exterior

B: Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral at Night

by Carsten Arenz, 10 meters away

The new cathedral of Salamance seen from the Plaza de Anaya at night. The gothic and baroque cathedra...

Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral at Night

C: Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral

by Carsten Arenz, 20 meters away

The new cathedral of Salamanca from the little Plaza de Anaya in front of the cathedral. A very impre...

Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral

D: Plaza de Anaya - Catedral de Salamanca

by Diego Perez, 20 meters away

Plaza de Anaya - Catedral de Salamanca

E: Interior Catedral Salamanca

by Julián Ausín, 70 meters away

Interior Catedral Salamanca

F: Catedral Salamanca Interior Nave Izda.

by Carlos Ortega, 70 meters away

Se trata de una iglesia con planta rectangular, de tres naves, donde además median numerosas capillas...

Catedral Salamanca Interior Nave Izda.

G: Salamanca - Cathedral inside

by Carsten Arenz, 80 meters away

The inside of the new cathedral of Salamanca. It was consecrated in 1733 and its build started in 151...

Salamanca - Cathedral inside

H: Catedral Nueva de Salamanca

by Alfonso de Ancos, 80 meters away

Catedral Nueva de Salamanca

I: Cathedral of Salamanca

by Jesus Palacios, 90 meters away

Cathedral of Salamanca

J: Cathedral of Salamanca,exterior view

by Jesus Palacios, 90 meters away

Cathedral of Salamanca,exterior view

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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