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Stonehenge

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A: Stonehenge

by Marek Koszorek, 10 meters away

Stonehenge

B: Stonehenge on a busy summers day

by Matt Wellard, 20 meters away

Stonehenge, the iconic prehistoric monument on the edge of Salisbury plain, Wiltshire. The stones hav...

Stonehenge on a busy summers day

C: Stonehenge - About as close as you can get

by Matt Wellard, 20 meters away

Stonehenge, the iconic prehistoric monument on the edge of Salisbury plain, Wiltshire. The stones hav...

Stonehenge - About as close as you can get

D: Stonehenge

by Atila Bezdan, 20 meters away

Stonehenge

E: Stonehenge - Reaching the end of the path

by Matt Wellard, 60 meters away

Stonehenge, the iconic prehistoric monument on the edge of Salisbury plain, Wiltshire. The stones hav...

Stonehenge - Reaching the end of the path

F: Stonehenge

by Lukas Winkler, 80 meters away

On our school trip to Winchester we also drove to Stonehendge.It was horribly raining and we didn't w...

Stonehenge

G: Neolithic house construction at Stonehenge by Jon Rowley

by Jon Mills, 9.4 km away

Luke Winter holds a stone age axe as he works on a neolithic house recreation at Old Sarum, Wilts. Vo...

Neolithic house construction at Stonehenge by Jon Rowley

H: Salisbury Cloisters exterior by David Hedges

by Jon Mills, 12.8 km away

The view inside the cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral, the grandest covered squared in the UK. Finnish...

Salisbury Cloisters exterior by David Hedges

I: Salisbury Cathedral

by Grzegorz Rogala, 12.9 km away

Salisbury Cathedral

J: Salisbury Cathedral

by Randy Myers, 12.9 km away

For over 750 years pilgrims have come to Salisbury to seek inspiration in the glory and peace of the ...

Salisbury Cathedral

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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