Cardenal González street, Córdoba, Spain
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Cardenal González street, Córdoba, Spain

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A popular street placed in the heart of the old area at Córdoba, next to the cathedral-mosque, Cardenal González street

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C: mosque of cordoba, spain

di luis davilla, 190 metri di distanza

mosque of cordoba, spain

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D: el sagrario church in mosque of cordoba

di luis davilla, 200 metri di distanza

el sagrario church in mosque of cordoba

el sagrario church in mosque of cordoba

E: mosque of cordoba at night

di luis davilla, 220 metri di distanza

mosque of cordoba at night

mosque of cordoba at night

F: cordoba

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cordoba

cordoba

G: The Courtyards of cordoba

di luis davilla, 220 metri di distanza

 The Courtyards of cordoba

The Courtyards of cordoba

H: Square of the Colt, Cordoba

di Daniel Nuevo, 230 metri di distanza

Square of the Colt, Cordoba

I: Jeronimo Paez square Cordoba

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J: The Naranjos courtyard of mosque of cordoba

di luis davilla, 240 metri di distanza

The Naranjos courtyard of mosque of cordoba

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Questo panorama è stato scattato in Spain, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di Europe

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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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