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Vistas panorámicas de Toledo desde la carretera del Valle

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Vistas panorámicas de Toledo desde la carretera del Valle

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A: Ruta ecologica del barco pasaje_1

by soledad-tante-agudo, 430 meters away

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B: Vistas de Toledo desde la Carretera del Valle

by Juan Luis Redajo, 530 meters away

Vistas de Toledo desde la Carretera del Valle

Vistas de Toledo desde la Carretera del Valle

C: Vistas de Toledo desde los Jardines del Tránsito

by Juan Luis Redajo, 560 meters away

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D: Vistas de Toledo desde el Museo del Greco

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E: Toledo Desde El Valle En El Bus Turistico

by soledad-tante-agudo, 580 meters away

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F: Toledo dede el Valle

by soledad-tante-agudo, 620 meters away

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G: el transito synagogue in toledo

by luis davilla, 630 meters away

el transito synagogue in toledo

H: Vistas de Toledo desde el Parador Nacional

by Juan Luis Redajo, 640 meters away

Vistas de Toledo desde el Parador Nacional

Vistas de Toledo desde el Parador Nacional

I: Cigarral De Caravantes Terraza 4

by soledad-tante-agudo, 640 meters away

Cigarral De Caravantes Terraza 4

J: Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca

by Paco Lorente, 640 meters away

Built in the XIII Century as a synagogue at Toledo in the Mudejar style, by Moorish architects in Chr...

Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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