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Slussen

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Slussen a place in Stockholm downtown. It is subway and bus station, where you can change busses, subway or ferries. It is also a passage between lake Mälaren and Saltsjön.

The Tall Ships' Races are a combination of sailing races between ports and festivals of the world largest sailing ships while in the ports. Here you can see the visitors at Slussen.

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A: Bridges of Slussen

by Rafael DeVill, 130 meters away

Three ugly concrete bridges connect Slussen and Gamla Stan in Stockholm completly ruining the beauty ...

Bridges of Slussen

B: Slussen by night

by Jann Lipka, 140 meters away

Slussen by night

C: Järntorget

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 150 meters away

The name can be traced back to 1489 and was given to this square because it was used to store iron sh...

Järntorget

D: The Beauty and Beast of Stockholm

by Rafael DeVill, 150 meters away

Three ugly concrete bridges connect Slussen and Gamla Stan in Stockholm completly ruining the beauty ...

The Beauty and Beast of Stockholm

E: Slussen Station

by Rafael DeVill, 160 meters away

Slussen Metro Station shows a different side of Stockholm than one would expect. Even this beautiful ...

Slussen Station

F: Järntorget

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 160 meters away

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Järntorget

G: Swedish Summer

by Judit Andrasi, 160 meters away

Järntorget, a tiny cosy square in Gamla Stan (Old City) of the Swedish capital. In summer all the peo...

Swedish Summer

H: Järntorget

by Rafael DeVill, 160 meters away

Järntorget, a tiny cosy square in Gamla Stan (Old City) of the Swedish capital. In summer all the peo...

Järntorget

I: Old Town Jarntorget Stockholm

by Mahmood Hamidi, 170 meters away

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Old Town Jarntorget Stockholm

J: Under Katarinahissen at Slussen

by Lennart Börjeson, 180 meters away

Under Katarinahissen vid Slussen.

Under Katarinahissen at Slussen

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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