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York University

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A: York Uni

by Stuart Searle, 620 meters away

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York Uni

B: Millennium Bridge, York

by Andy Elliston, 1.6 km away

The Millennium Bridge over the River Ouse in York.  The bridge forms part of the Sustrans cycle route...

Millennium Bridge, York

C: Clifford's Tower, York

by Andy Elliston, 1.9 km away

View from Clifford's Tower looking towards the Castle Museum.  The present stone tower was completed ...

Clifford's Tower, York

D: Frozen River Ouse from Kings Staith, York

by Andy Elliston, 2.1 km away

The frozen River Ouse taken from Kings Staith Landing. The Kings Arms pub can be seen next to Ouse br...

Frozen River Ouse from Kings Staith, York

E: River Ouse in flood, York

by Andy Elliston, 2.2 km away

The river Ouse flood in flood from Ouse Bridge in York.  The river height was approx. 4.00m above nor...

River Ouse in flood, York

F: York Minster Light Show

by Andy Elliston, 2.4 km away

York Minster's South Transept lit up by colourful images at the "Illuminating York Festival".  The ar...

York Minster Light Show

G: York Minster

by Chris Fairweather, 2.5 km away

York Minster

H: View from York Minster

by Willy Kaemena, 2.5 km away

 Wikipedia: "York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kin...

View from York Minster

I: York Minster nave, York, England

by Adam Shomsky, 2.5 km away

Interior of York Minster in York, England.  This parnorama was taken August 24, 2007 with a Canon 20D...

York Minster nave, York, England

J: York Minster

by Willy Kaemena, 2.5 km away

Wikipedia: "York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind...

York Minster

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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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