Switzerland Zurich Buerkliplatz Spider
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Switzerland Zurich Buerkliplatz Spider

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At the Buerkliplatz in Zurich, where the river Limmat exits the lake, the giant spider sculpture "maman" by the french artist Louise Bourgeois is temporarily displayed. It attracts a really big crowd of spectators.

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This panorama was taken in Switzerland, Europe

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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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