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Sls 2012 08 Fused

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Nearby images in Switzerland


A: Swiss Light Source February

by David Haberthür, less than 10 meters away

Swiss Light Source February

B: Inside the Swiss Light Source

by David Haberthür, less than 10 meters away

Inside the Swiss Light Source

C: Swiss Light Source

by Ratibor Chumakov, 30 meters away

Panoram in SLS

Swiss Light Source

D: Inside the SLS

by David Haberthür, 30 meters away

Inside the SLS

E: The bridge in the SLS

by David Haberthür, 50 meters away

The bridge in the SLS

F: PSI bridge

by Ratibor Chumakov, 480 meters away

bridge from east to west

PSI bridge

G: PSI East

by Ratibor Chumakov, 860 meters away

from PSI east

PSI East

H: Villigen, Swiss

by Ratibor Chumakov, 1.4 km away


Villigen, Swiss

I: Schloss Boettschtein

by dieter henrion, 2.3 km away

Ein 360 x 180° equirectangulares Panorama, das am Jubiläum unseres Firmenfestets endstand. http://www...

Schloss Boettschtein

J: At the river Aare in Windisch, Switzerland

by Stefan Seiz, 5.5 km away

The construction with the door is a platform for an observer during military exercices on the river.I...

At the river Aare in Windisch, Switzerland

This panorama was taken in Switzerland, 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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