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Hondarribia

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A street in Hondarribia's old town. This old town keeps the charm of ancient times with houses many centuries old.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Northern Spain

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A:

di Rodrigo Gonzalez, 60 metri di distanza

B:

di Rodrigo Gonzalez, 140 metri di distanza

C: Hondarribia's Arma Plaza

di josu barandiaran, 140 metri di distanza

Hondarribia's Arma Plaza Square, on top of the old town, facing the former Castle of Carlos V, now a ...

Hondarribia's Arma Plaza

D: Plaza de Armas

di Lademanda manda, 140 metri di distanza

Plaza mayor de Hondarribia

Plaza de Armas

E: Hondarribia's Kale Nagusia Street

di josu barandiaran, 200 metri di distanza

A beatiful village by the sea. The old town is formed by narrow and charming streets and a main squar...

Hondarribia's Kale Nagusia Street

F: Hondarribia's Wall

di josu barandiaran, 280 metri di distanza

This Bastion is part of the wall that surrounds Hondarribia's old town.

Hondarribia's Wall

G: Hondarribia's San Pedro Street

di josu barandiaran, 320 metri di distanza

San Pedro Street in Hondarribia, a small basque village in the north coast of Spain. Two main feature...

Hondarribia's San Pedro Street

H: hondarribia

di josu barandiaran, 420 metri di distanza

This is one of the streets of the seamen neighborhood in Hondarribia, built on land taken away from t...

hondarribia

I: Img 085667

di josu barandiaran, 430 metri di distanza

Santiago Kalea Street in the lower part of the town, a place where fishermen used to live in, some st...

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J: Cockpit CRJ 900 at EAS airport

di Jose Maria Ocana Rizo, 970 metri di distanza

This picture shows the cockpit of a Bombardier CRJ 900 at San Sebastián airport. The sunrise comes th...

Cockpit CRJ 900 at EAS airport

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Northern 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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