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Basel Rhein

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Europe

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A: Johanniterbrücke

di Markus Lissner, 90 metri di distanza

Johanniterbrücke

B: Rossetti

di Markus Lissner, 130 metri di distanza

Rossetti

C: Kinderkrankenhaus

di Markus Lissner, 230 metri di distanza

Kinderkrankenhaus

D: basel-tattoo

di juerg-lauper, 360 metri di distanza

basel-tattoo

E: Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

di Isaac Martinez, 410 metri di distanza

Artist Typoe's work "Confetti Death" represented by the Spinello Gallery (Miami), is shown at the int...

Spinello Projects at Scope Basel 2011

F: Basel mittlere Rheinbrücke

di Markus Lissner, 520 metri di distanza

Basel mittlere Rheinbrücke

G: Rainbow over the Rhein in Basel, Switzerland

di Dieter Hofer, 530 metri di distanza

Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to find the bucket with the gold at the end of this rainbow... I h...

Rainbow over the Rhein in Basel, Switzerland

H: Mittlere Bruecke and Helvetia

di Dieter Hofer, 530 metri di distanza

Die Mittlere Brücke, meist Mittlere Rheinbrücke genannt, ist der älteste noch existierende Rheinüberg...

Mittlere Bruecke and Helvetia

I: 'Victoriahaus' in the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, Switzerland

di Dieter Hofer, 570 metri di distanza

The Victoriahaus was built in 1898 specifically for the giant water lily 'Victoria Regia'. It is one ...

'Victoriahaus' in the Botanical Garden of the University of Basel, Switzerland

J: Basel Botanique

di Adam Ciarcinski, 570 metri di distanza

Basel Botanique

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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