Christ of the Lanterns, Cordoba
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Christ of the Lanterns, Cordoba

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A: Bailio´s Slope, Córdoba

di Daniel Nuevo, 80 metri di distanza

Bailio´s Slope, Córdoba

B: Bailio´s Slope, Cordoba

di Daniel Nuevo, 110 metri di distanza

Bailio´s Slope, Cordoba

C: madinat al-zahra. cordoba

di luis davilla, 160 metri di distanza

madinat al-zahra. cordoba

madinat al-zahra. cordoba

D: Cordoba streets

di Daniel Nuevo, 250 metri di distanza

Cordoba streets

E: Orive gardens

di Daniel Nuevo, 430 metri di distanza

Orive gardens

F: Tendillas square, Cordoba Spain

di Miguel Sepulveda, 440 metri di distanza

Tendillas square in the center of town. Meeting point and celebration of the citizens of Cordoba.In t...

Tendillas square, Cordoba Spain

G: Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

di Daniel Nuevo, 550 metri di distanza

Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

H: Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

di Daniel Nuevo, 610 metri di distanza

Corredera Square (Plaza de la Corredera)

I: Las Cañas Square. Cordoba

di Daniel Nuevo, 650 metri di distanza

Las Cañas Square. Cordoba

J: Cañas Square, Cordoba

di Daniel Nuevo, 660 metri di distanza

Cañas Square, Cordoba

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Spain, 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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