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A:

by Miroslav Olesnanik, less than 10 meters away

B: Vysoke Tatry from Lomnicky Stit

by Lubos Klimek, 20 meters away

This is Easter panorama view on the High Tatras from Lomnicky Peak (2 632 m).On top of Lomnicky Peak ...

Vysoke Tatry from Lomnicky Stit

C:

by Miroslav Olesnanik, 30 meters away

Here partial panorama at the same position.http://gigapan.com/galleries/9581/gigapans/114052

D:

by Miroslav Olesnanik, 50 meters away

Here partial panorama at the same position.http://gigapan.com/galleries/9581/gigapans/114019

E: Lomnicky stit

by Gennadiy Tsvetkov, 50 meters away

Lomnicky stit

F: Lomnicky stit

by Gennadiy Tsvetkov, 50 meters away

Lomnicky stit

G: Lomnický štít 2634 m n.p.m.

by cezary letachowicz, 60 meters away

Lomnický štít 2634 m n.p.m.

H: Tatrzanska Łomnica wyciąg

by Maciej G. Szling, 630 meters away

Tatrzanska Łomnica wyciąg

I: Modré Plesové

by Maciej G. Szling, 700 meters away

Modré Plesové

J: Panoramic view from the Lomnicke sedlo

by Juraj Mravec, 710 meters away

Panoramic view from the Lomnicke sedlo

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, Europe

This is an overview of 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.

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