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Klaus Treichler
Schlossberg Platz
Rami Saarikorpi
Cafe Bar Reinerhof
Rami Saarikorpi
Fritz Hanke
Graz Schlossbergsteig
Nicolas Galani
Mursteg, Graz
Klaus Treichler
Schlossberg Uhrturm Park
Klaus Treichler
Mursteg mit Blick auf die Murinsel, den Schlossberg und den Uhrturm
Fritz Hanke
Graz on top of a Shopping Mall
Graz 3
Fritz Hanke
Graz on top of a Shopping Mall
Zoltan Duray
View of Graz
Rami Saarikorpi
Mikhail Nagaitsev
Fish day
Martin Banks
Uhuru peak - Kilimanjaro
Dunes of Maspalomas
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Nadvratnay hram
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Twins — Двойняшки
Aleksandr Reznik
2011 05 16 Vatican Gigapixel View From St Peter Basilica Cupola
Burkhard Koerner
Lanz Bulldog Treffen 2011
Marek Koszorek
Man-o-War Cove
Marcio Cabral
Captain Don's dive point
Jens Remus
House on Fire
Stefan Bock
Inside The Tower New Town Hall Hannover
Alexander Adashkevich
Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.
Klaus Treichler
Mariazell - Basilika
Klaus Treichler
Bischgym orgel out
Klaus Treichler
Schoeckl grazer hausberg stubenberghaus hexenexpress gastgarten
Klaus Treichler
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Klaus Treichler
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Klaus Treichler
Stubenberg kulm paragleiten tandem zeitraffer
Klaus Treichler
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Klaus Treichler
Mariazell - Styria - Austria - Marktplatz
Klaus Treichler
Augustinum - Speisesaal
Klaus Treichler
Restaurant Maurerwirt - Inside
Klaus Treichler
Restaurant Maurerwirt - Outside
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Sauna out
More About 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.