Santander, El Sardinero (Invierno)
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Santander, El Sardinero (Invierno)

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A: Sardinero

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 70 meters away

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B: Santander, Parque de Mataleñas (Cantabria)

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 180 meters away

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C: Parque de Mataleñas - Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 300 meters away

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D: Santander, plaza de Ruben Dario

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E: Santander, Los Molinucos

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F: Los Molinucos - Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 430 meters away

Los Molinucos - Santander

G: Semana Grande 2013 - Recinto Ferial - Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 450 meters away

Semana Grande 2013 - Recinto Ferial - Santander

H: Santander, Recinto Ferial 2013

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Santander, Recinto Ferial 2013

I: Santander - Ferias de Santiago 2014

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 550 meters away

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J: Hermanos Tonetti - Santander

by Jose Manuel Lanza Herrera, 560 meters away

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This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, 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. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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