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shrine of the Immaculate Conception Church of Zufre

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A: Church square of Zufre

by jose-ignacio-teran, 40 meters away

Church square of Zufre

B: Huerta Santa Zita

by Sara Diaz Suano, 240 meters away

Huerta Santa Zita

C: Runners at Aracena swamp

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 13.4 km away

Runners from Sevilla, Sain, at Aracena swamp day previous of meteor show of Perseids, Aug 2012. They ...

Runners at Aracena swamp

D: Aracena swamp

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 13.5 km away

Aracena swamp

E: Rosal De La Frontera 1216012 6021

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.0 km away

Rosal De La Frontera 1216012 6021

F: San Juan Bautista Church

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.0 km away

San Juan Bautista Church

H: Immaculate Conception Church of Zufre

by jose-ignacio-teran, 16.0 km away

Immaculate Conception Church of Zufre

I: Church of Jesus and Maria Convent in Aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 20.4 km away

Church of Jesus and Maria Convent in Aracena

J: Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation of aracena

by jose-ignacio-teran, 20.5 km away

Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation of aracena

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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