The Mollestad Oak 2
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The Mollestad Oak 2

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Nearby images in Norway


A: The Mollestad Oak

by Kyrre Andersen, 20 meters away

A 1000 year old Giant. This is one of the biggest trees in Norway with regard to thickness and circum...

The Mollestad Oak

C: IKEA Lillesand

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 14.8 km away

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IKEA Lillesand


by Tor Erik Schrøder, 14.8 km away

Ikea situated in Lillesand on the border to the city of Kristiansand is the largest Ikea in Norway. I...


E: Kristiansand Dyrepark Zoo

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 15.5 km away

Few parks cover such a variety as Kristiansand Zoo, which is why the Zoo like to call themselves "The...

Kristiansand Dyrepark Zoo

F: Sørlandets travpark horse racing arena

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 15.6 km away

Southern Norway Trotting Park (horserace) is a racecourse just outside Kristiansand. The course is si...

Sørlandets travpark horse racing arena

G: A new wharf in Kjøpmannsvik

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 15.7 km away

Kjøpmannsvik (storekeepers cove) is a small port between Kristiansand and Lillesand where there, as t...

A new wharf in Kjøpmannsvik

H: Sørlandssenteret shopping mall

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 16.0 km away

Sørlandssenteret shopping malloutside Kristiansand city center is the largest shopping mall in Norway...

Sørlandssenteret shopping mall

I: Sørlandssenteret Thons senteret.

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 16.2 km away

Sørlandssenteret Thons senteret.

J: Otra at Ravnås

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 17.1 km away

Early spring by Otra

Otra at Ravnås

This panorama was taken in Norway, Europe

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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".

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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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