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Panoramic photo by Valentin Arfire EXPERT Taken 13:02, 04/04/2013 - Views loading...

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A: Chelmondiston Churchyard 2014 06 13

by Valentin Arfire, 760 meters away

Chelmondiston Churchyard 2014 06 13

B: Fileld Flowers 2014 06 13

by Valentin Arfire, 760 meters away

Fileld Flowers 2014 06 13

C: Chelmondiston Church 2014 06 13

by Valentin Arfire, 1.2 km away

Chelmondiston Church 2014 06 13

D: Chelmondiston 2014 06 13

by Valentin Arfire, 1.2 km away

Chelmondiston 2014 06 13

E: Woolverston Fileld 2014 06 13

by Valentin Arfire, 1.6 km away

Woolverston Fileld 2014 06 13

F: Orwell Bridge 2014 06 13

by Valentin Arfire, 2.7 km away

Orwell Bridge 2014 06 13

G: Orwell Country Park, Ipswich

by Carl Lamb, 2.7 km away

The Orwell Country Park and Bridge Wood are a popular retreat for Ipswich families. Sitting on the No...

Orwell Country Park, Ipswich

H: Bridge Wood , amongst the trees

by Carl Lamb, 3.0 km away

Sitting on the north shore of the River Orwell just outside Ipswich, Bridge Wood is a popular destina...

Bridge Wood , amongst the trees

I: Freston church

by Valentin Arfire, 3.2 km away

http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/freston.html You don't have to leave Ipswich far behind to reach the...

Freston church

J: Orwell Country Park | Bridge Wood | River Orwell north shore

by Carl Lamb, 3.4 km away

At the edge of Bridge Wood on the Orwell Country Park we can just see the Orwell Bridge a little furt...

Orwell Country Park | Bridge Wood | River Orwell north shore

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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