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  • didaka 4 months ago
    Trabi-combi! Awwwyeahh!! =)
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    Nearby images in Bulgaria


    A: Attic In Strazhitsa

    by Plamen Penev, 10 meters away

    Attic In Strazhitsa

    B: Workshop in Strazhitsa

    by Plamen Penev, 20 meters away

    Workshop in Strazhitsa

    C: St Mary Church in Strazhitsa under construction

    by Plamen Penev, 370 meters away

    St Mary Church in Strazhitsa under construction

    D: Abandoned Art Gallery

    by Plamen Penev, 430 meters away

    Strazhitsa Art Gallery's structure was seriously damaged in the earthquake (magnitude of 5.7) that hi...

    Abandoned Art Gallery

    E: October Day

    by Plamen Penev, 610 meters away

    October day in Park

    October Day

    F: Trip to Park

    by Plamen Penev, 620 meters away

    Birtday trip to Park

    Trip to Park

    G: Monument near Strazhitsa

    by Plamen Penev, 5.0 km away

    Monument near Strazhitsa

    H: На село Правда

    by Georgi Angelov, 23.3 km away

    На село Правда

    I: St Forty Martyrs Monastery in Merdanya

    by Plamen Penev, 23.9 km away

    St Forty Martyrs Monastery in Merdanya

    J: Spring Park

    by Georgi Angelov, 24.9 km away

    Spring Park

    This panorama was taken in Bulgaria, 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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