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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Tallinn

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A: Park Kadriorg Japanese Garden

di Andrew Bodrov, 30 metri di distanza

Park Kadriorg Japanese Garden

B: Park Kadriorg Japanese Garden

di Ormar Tamm, 60 metri di distanza

Park Kadriorg Japanese Garden

C: "A path in the forest" installation by Tetsuo Kondo

di Andrew Bodrov, 120 metri di distanza

"A Path in the Forest", an installation designed by a talented Japanese architect Tetsuo Kondo, offer...

"A path in the forest" installation by Tetsuo Kondo

D: Russalka memorial

di Rainer Ots, 270 metri di distanza

The Russalka Memorial in the Kadriorg district of Tallinn was erected to mark the 9th anniversary of ...

Russalka memorial

E: Swans at waterfront in Tallinn

di Andrew Bodrov, 490 metri di distanza

Swans at waterfront in Tallinn

F: Frozen waterfront

di Andrew Bodrov, 510 metri di distanza

Frozen waterfront

G: Presidents meet with the press

di Andrew Bodrov, 530 metri di distanza

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Visit Estonia

Presidents meet with the press

H: XI Youth Song and Dance Celebration

di Andrew Bodrov, 550 metri di distanza

Estonian Song and Dance Celebrations

XI Youth Song and Dance Celebration

I: XXV Song Celebration "To Breathe as One" (second day)

di Andrew Bodrov, 550 metri di distanza

XXV Song Celebration "To Breathe as One" (second day)

J: Pano

di Andrew Bodrov, 560 metri di distanza

Pano

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Tallinn, 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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