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Panoramic photo by L Hinton Taken 17:14, 19/10/2012 - Views loading...

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Seaside sunset Panorama

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My 2nd attempt at 360 degree panorama - Luke Hinton

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A: Green Drive by Luke Hinton

by L Hinton, 5.0 km away

Green Drive by Luke Hinton

B: Blackpool Promenade

by Eddie Smith, 7.8 km away

Blackpool Promenade

C: Hesketh Park Southport

by Volker Uhl, 10.1 km away

Hesketh Park Southport

D: Hesketh Park Southport

by Volker Uhl, 10.2 km away

Hesketh Park Southport

E: Southport Summerday

by Volker Uhl, 10.7 km away

Southport Summerday

F: Wayfarers Arcade Southport

by Volker Uhl, 10.8 km away

Wayfarers Arcade Southport

G: Southport Arts Galerie

by Volker Uhl, 10.9 km away

Southport Arts Galerie

H: Rossall School Chapel

by Dave Walker, 16.8 km away

Shot with a Canon 350D and EF-S 17-85 lens, <a href='http://jam.nodalninja.com/affiliates/jrox.php...

Rossall School Chapel

I: Rossall School Monitor's Lawn

by Dave Walker, 16.9 km away

Rossall School Monitor's Lawn

J: Rossall School Square East

by Dave Walker, 16.9 km away

Rossall School Square East, near the Arch.Made from 220 photos taken with a Canon 350D with an EFS 17...

Rossall School Square East

This panorama was taken in England, Europe

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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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