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Gairloch Harbour

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A: Gairloch War Memorial Ross And Cromarty Scotland

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B: Gairloch Ross And Cromarty Scotland

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Taken from the North side and above the village in the morning Sun.

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C: Boats at Badachro, Scotland

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D: Badachro, Scotland

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E: B-24 Liberator Crash Site, Fairy Lochs, Scotland

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F: Fairy Lochs, Scotland

by Daniel Oi, 3.8 km away

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Fairy Lochs, Scotland

G: B-24 Engine at Fairy Lochs, Scotland

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I: Loch Maree 2 Ross And Cromarty Scotland

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J: Loch Maree Ross And Cromarty Scotland

by Geoff Mather, 21.8 km away

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This panorama was taken in Scotland, Europe

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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.

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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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