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Cathedral at night

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Die Kathedreale St.Niklaus in Freiburg by night, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Kantons - Die Kathedreale St.Niklaus in Freiburg, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Kantons

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Switzerland

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A: Ch Freiburg Zaehringen

di Bruno Thüler, 270 metri di distanza

Zähringer lower bridge in Freiburg on 5 March 2012 in the afternoon, overlooking the River Sarine, th...

Ch Freiburg Zaehringen

B: St Nicholas Cathedral

di Grzegorz Rogala, 1.4 km di distanza

A panorama inside the St Nicholas Cathedral in Fribourgh, Switzerland

St Nicholas Cathedral

C: Dam Rossens (Barrage Rossens)

di Thomas Guenther, 10.5 km di distanza

Dam Rossens (Barrage Rossens)

D: Pond Castel Muenchenwiler

di juerg-lauper, 12.0 km di distanza

Pond Castel Muenchenwiler

E: Trees Castel Muenchenwiler

di juerg-lauper, 12.0 km di distanza

Trees Castel Muenchenwiler

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di juerg-lauper, 12.1 km di distanza

G:

di juerg-lauper, 12.1 km di distanza

H: Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena Oben

di Markus Kaeppeli, 12.3 km di distanza

Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena Oben

I: Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena

di Markus Kaeppeli, 12.3 km di distanza

Switzerland Vaud Avenches Arena

J: Avenches - roman arena

di Bruno Thüler, 12.4 km di distanza

Roman arena

Avenches - roman arena

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Switzerland, 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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