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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Warsaw

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A: Swietokrzyski Bridge

di Marcin Klaban, 40 metri di distanza

Swietokrzyski Bridge

B: PanoLab Crew

di Marcin Klaban, 60 metri di distanza

PanoLab Crew

C: Warsaw aerial view

di Leszek Cuper, 220 metri di distanza

Warsaw aerial view

D: Warszawski balon widokowy

di Leszek Cuper, 220 metri di distanza

Warszawski balon widokowy

E: Warszawski balon widokowy

di Leszek Cuper, 220 metri di distanza

Warszawski balon widokowy

F: Warszawski balon widokowy

di Leszek Cuper, 220 metri di distanza

Warszawski balon widokowy

G: Vistula river (bicycle trip)

di Mateusz Włodarczyk, 290 metri di distanza

Vistula River in Warsaw - Prague page - panorama made ​​during a cycling tour and filming episode of ...

Vistula river (bicycle trip)

H: Groyne on the Vistula

di Mateusz Włodarczyk, 490 metri di distanza

The Vistula is the longest and the most important river in Poland, at 1,047 km (651 miles) in length....

Groyne on the Vistula

I: Path along the Vistula

di Mateusz Włodarczyk, 590 metri di distanza

The Vistula is the longest and the most important river in Poland, at 1,047 km (651 miles) in length....

Path along the Vistula

J: Roof Garden - University of Warsaw Library

di Library of Warsaw University, 660 metri di distanza

Roof Garden - University of Warsaw Library

Roof Garden - University of Warsaw Library

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Warsaw, 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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