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The River Cam

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The river Cam taken from the Magdalene Street bridge

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A: Quayside Square, Cambridge, U.K.

by Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, 50 meters away

Located on the banks of the River Cam adjacent to Magdalene Bridge, Quayside is a bustling, modern sq...

Quayside Square, Cambridge, U.K.

B: Trintity Street

by Ian McCarney, 320 meters away

Trinity College,Trinity Street,Cambridge, UK Cambridge is best known as the home of the Unversity of ...

Trintity Street

C: River Cam, Jesus Green Park, Cambridge, UK

by Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, 360 meters away

Jesus Green is a park in the north of central Cambridge, England.It is located north of Jesus College...

River Cam, Jesus Green Park, Cambridge, UK

D: Senate House Passage, Cambridge

by Daniel Oi, 470 meters away

Senate House Passage, Cambridge

E: Jerwood Library, Cambridge, U.K.

by Rui Ferreira, Moura-Portugal, 480 meters away

Jerwood Library, Cambridge, U.K.

F: Cambridge - Kings Parade

by Mark Schuster, 500 meters away

A fine sunny but breezy day in June in Cambridge. A Graduation day. Lots of smiles on the graduants' ...

Cambridge - Kings Parade

G: Gates of Clare College, Cambridge

by Daniel Oi, 530 meters away

Gates of Clare College, Cambridge

H: Cambridge Market

by Ian McCarney, 530 meters away

Market Square Cambridge. Sunday Arts & Crafts and local produce market.Work from some of the regi...

Cambridge Market

I: Kings Parade

by Ian McCarney, 530 meters away

The Old Schools and Great Saint Marys' Church The Old Schools is the name given to the University of ...

Kings Parade

J: Kings Parade

by Ian McCarney, 560 meters away

King's College Chapel and Kings Parade, Cambridge, UK King's College was founded in 1441 by King Henr...

Kings Parade

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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. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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