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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Madrid

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A: Gran Via10

di luis davilla, 10 metri di distanza

Gran Via10

B: Panorámica de 360º de Madrid desde el Palacio de la Prensa

di Juan Luis Redajo, 10 metri di distanza

Panorámica de 360º de Madrid desde el Palacio de la Prensa

Panorámica de 360º de Madrid desde el Palacio de la Prensa

C: Gran Via02

di luis davilla, 20 metri di distanza

Gran Via02

D: Granvianoche

di Jaime Brotons, 20 metri di distanza

Granvianoche

E: Gran Via06

di luis davilla, 30 metri di distanza

Gran Via06

F: Gran Via11

di luis davilla, 30 metri di distanza

Gran Via11

G: Callao Madrid

di Vladislav Moskvin, 30 metri di distanza

Callao Madrid

H: Callao

di Armin Leuprecht, 30 metri di distanza

Callao

I: Gran Via04

di luis davilla, 30 metri di distanza

Gran Via04

J: gran via. madrid

di luis davilla, 40 metri di distanza

gran via. Madrid

gran via. madrid

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Madrid, 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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