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Stawa Młyny, a navigational aid stylized as a wind mill

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Wind mill shaped landmark at the harbour entrance of Swinoujscie, the most western city on the Polish baltic coast. Photo's taken on July 17, 2010.

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A: Stawa Mlyny

by Artur Blaszak, 20 meters away

Stawa Mlyny

B: Stawa UnityLine

by Adam Ciarcinski, 30 meters away

Stawa UnityLine

C: Stawa Mlyny

by Artur Blaszak, 30 meters away

Stawa Mlyny

D: Swinoujscie , foggy autumn day 2011 , west pier

by Artur Blaszak, 160 meters away

Swinoujscie , foggy autumn day 2011 , west pier

E: Swinoujscie, storm

by Artur Blaszak, 320 meters away

Swinoujscie, storm

F: Flyer Day 2012

by Artur Blaszak, 320 meters away

Flyer Day 2012

G: Flyer Day 2012

by Artur Blaszak, 330 meters away

Flyer Day 2012

H: Flyer Day 2012

by Artur Blaszak, 340 meters away

Flyer Day 2012

I: Swinoujscie ,entry for harbor

by Artur Blaszak, 360 meters away

Swinoujscie ,entry for harbor

J: Swinoujscie , view at the beach , spring 2012

by Artur Blaszak, 370 meters away

Swinoujscie , view  at the  beach , spring 2012

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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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