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A: Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 8

by Jeffrey Martin, 10 meters away

Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 8

B: Niederdorfstrasse 1 - Franziskaner Hotel

by Jeffrey Martin, 10 meters away

Niederdorfstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland‎ - Telephone 044 250 53 00*‎

Niederdorfstrasse 1 - Franziskaner Hotel

C: Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 1

by Jeffrey Martin, 20 meters away

Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 1

D: Rosenhof Zürich Altstadt

by Fritz Dallenbach, 50 meters away

Rosenhof Zürich Altstadt

E: Hirschenplatz in Zurich in the Christmas Time

by Fritz Hanke, 60 meters away

This is the Hirschenplatz in the old town of Zurich in the Christmas time.See also  http://en.wikiped...

Hirschenplatz in Zurich in the Christmas Time

F: Rindermarkt in Zurich in the Christmas Time

by Fritz Hanke, 80 meters away

This is the Rindermarkt in the old town of Zurich in the Christmas time.See also  http://en.wikipedia...

Rindermarkt in Zurich in the Christmas Time

G: Markt-Gasse 17

by Jeffrey Martin, 80 meters away

Near Rheinfelder-Bierhaus on a popular street in Zurich.

Markt-Gasse 17

H: In the Oliver Twist in Zürich

by Fritz Dallenbach, 80 meters away

In the Oliver Twist in Zürich

I: Hirschenplatz

by Rico Riedi, 90 meters away

Hirschenplatz

J: Bicycle in the water - Zurich

by Jeffrey Martin, 90 meters away

Somebody lost their bicycle. It appears to still be in fine shape so if you're in Zurich reading this...

Bicycle in the water - Zurich

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, 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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