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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Scotland

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A: Quartermile AT night | City Car Club

di Moafaq Jamal, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Quartermile AT night | City Car Club

B: The Meadows & Quartermile

di Moafaq Jamal, 30 metri di distanza

The Meadows & Quartermile

C: The Library | University of Edinburgh

di Moafaq Jamal, 190 metri di distanza

The Library | University of Edinburgh

D: The Forum | School of Informatics

di Moafaq Jamal, 300 metri di distanza

The Forum | School of Informatics

E: Test Pano - Informatics

di uoe, 300 metri di distanza

Test Panorama of Informatics building

Test Pano - Informatics

F: The Forum (Exterior) | School of Informatics

di Moafaq Jamal, 320 metri di distanza

The Forum (Exterior) | School of Informatics

G: Roof of the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

di Daniel Oi, 360 metri di distanza

Roof of the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

H: Roof of the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

di Daniel Oi, 360 metri di distanza

Roof of the Informatics Forum, Edinburgh

I: Edinburgh Central Mosque | Exterior

di Moafaq Jamal, 400 metri di distanza

Edinburgh Central Mosque | Exterior

J: Edinburgh Central Mosque

di Moafaq Jamal, 410 metri di distanza

King Fahd Mosque in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Scotland, 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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