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Swedish Summer

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Järntorget, a tiny cosy square in Gamla Stan (Old City) of the Swedish capital. In summer all the people of Sweden try to enjoy the incredibly long, beautiful summer days.

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A: Järntorget

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B: Järntorget

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C: Old Town Jarntorget Stockholm

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D: Järntorget

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E: Kornhamnstorg square - Gamla Stan, Stockholm

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I: The Beauty and Beast of Stockholm

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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.

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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. 

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