Wembley Stadium from Engineers Way
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Wembley Stadium from Engineers Way

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This 90,000-capacity venue is one of the largest stadiums in Europe and is primarily used for football matches and is owned by the English Football Association, the FA. However, the stadium is also used for other events, like concerts and the like.

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A: Around Wembley Stadium

by Hans ter Horst, 90 meters away

The new shopping area around Wembley Stadium from the car park. I especially enjoy the rocket looking...

Around Wembley Stadium

B: Wembley Stadium FA Cup 2012 Gigapixel

by Jeffrey Martin, 310 meters away

Wembley Stadium FA Cup 2012 Gigapixel

C: Wembley Stadium FA Cup 2011 Gigapixel 1

by Jeffrey Martin, 330 meters away

Wembley Stadium FA Cup 2011 Gigapixel 1

D: Take That live concert at Wembley, 2011 2

by Jeffrey Martin, 370 meters away

The aging yet still sexy (according to 90,000 screaming women) Take That played eight (!) sold-out ni...

Take That live concert at Wembley, 2011 2

E: Take That live concert at Wembley, 2011 3

by Jeffrey Martin, 380 meters away

The aging yet still sexy (according to 90,000 screaming women) Take That played eight (!) sold-out ni...

Take That live concert at Wembley, 2011 3

F: Take That live concert at Wembley, 2011 1

by Jeffrey Martin, 380 meters away

The aging yet still sexy (according to 90,000 screaming women) Take That played eight (!) sold-out ni...

Take That live concert at Wembley, 2011 1

G: King Edward VII Park

by zbyszek8331, 1.3 km away

King Edward VII Park

H: My car's graveyard

by zbyszek8331, 3.5 km away

My car's graveyard

I: Monument at the Acton Cemetery

by Hans ter Horst, 4.0 km away

Monument for the fallen at Acton Cemetery. The cemetery is located in the middle of an industrial are...

Monument at the Acton Cemetery

J: Acton Cemetery

by Hans ter Horst, 4.0 km away

Acton Cemetery is an old Victorian Cemetery with a small Gothic Victorian chapel. It is located in th...

Acton Cemetery

This panorama was taken in England, 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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