Victims of the Ghetto Square
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Victims of the Ghetto Square

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B: All Saints Church, Vilnius

by Jonas Nosalis, 90 meters away

All Saints Church, Vilnius

C: 20090925 All Saints Church vilnius lithuania

by Aleksandr Reznik, 140 meters away

All Saints Church is a Baroque style church in Vilnius, Lithuania. All Saints church was built betwee...

20090925 All Saints Church vilnius lithuania

D: Lazdynų pelėda

by Jonas Nosalis, 150 meters away

Lazdynų pelėda

E: Vilniaus Šv. Kazimiero bažnyčia

by Jonas Nosalis, 230 meters away

Founded by the Jesuits and dedicated to St. Casimir, construction of the church began in 1604. Povila...

Vilniaus Šv. Kazimiero bažnyčia

F: 2013 05 26 140432 Nike As Begu Lithuania

by Aleksandr Reznik, 260 meters away

2013 05 26 140432 Nike As Begu Lithuania

G: Philharmonic

by Jonas Nosalis, 260 meters away

Philharmonic

H: Rotušės aikštė naktį

by Jonas Nosalis, 270 meters away

Rotušės aikštė naktį

I: Filharmonija

by Jonas Nosalis, 270 meters away

Filharmonija

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/vilnius-lithuania, Europe

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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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