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The Snowman

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An amazing sunset at Valdezcaray, La Rioja, Spain. The snowman stands up... no feelings, no reactions, just accepting his destiny as a mute witness of the passing time.

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Nearby images in Northern Spain

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A: Ezcaray, plaza Conde de Torremúzquiz

by Jordi Porteros, 9.4 km away

Ezcaray, plaza Conde de Torremúzquiz

B: VACUNO EN MANSILLA

by Lademanda manda, 10.7 km away

VACUNO EN MANSILLA

C: TABLADAS

by Lademanda manda, 10.9 km away

TABLADAS

D: PANTANO DE MANSILLA

by Lademanda manda, 11.3 km away

PANTANO DE MANSILLA

E:

by Ignacio Borrego Polanco, 11.6 km away

Sacristía de la Iglesia del Monasterio de Yuso, del siglo XVI. Toda la obra pictórica es de finales d...

F: monastery of san millan de cogolla. la rioja, spain

by luis davilla, 11.6 km away

monastery of san millan de cogolla. la rioja, spain

monastery of san millan de cogolla. la rioja, spain

G: OVEJAS EN CANALES

by Lademanda manda, 12.8 km away

OVEJAS EN CANALES

H: Mirando al cerezales

by Lademanda manda, 14.0 km away

Mirando al cerezales

I: Najerilla Valley

by Lademanda manda, 14.0 km away

Bosque de encinas en el valle del Rio Najerilla en La Rioja

Najerilla Valley

J: Mirando al cerezalesII

by Lademanda manda, 14.2 km away

La zona es muy buena para observar la berrea en los meses de Octubre y septiembre, la verdad que cana...

Mirando al cerezalesII

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, 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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