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Święty Krzyż - Kościół

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Poland

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A: Holy Cross Abbey

di Toni Garbasso, 30 metri di distanza

The ancient Abbey of the Holy Cross.

Holy Cross Abbey

E: PLATFORMA NA SW KRZYZU

di Beniaamin Snochowski, 470 metri di distanza

PLATFORMA NA SW KRZYZU

F: Łagów - kościól pw. św. Michała #2

di Adam Czapla, 9.5 km di distanza

Łagów - kościól pw. św. Michała #2

G: Łagów - Kościół pw św. Michała

di Adam Czapla, 9.5 km di distanza

Łagów - Kościół pw św. Michała

H: The ruins of Bishop Palace in Bodzentyn

di Adam Czapla, 11.7 km di distanza

The ruins of Bishop Palace in Bodzentyn

I: The ruins of Bishop Palace in Bodzentyn

di Adam Czapla, 11.7 km di distanza

The ruins of Bishop Palace in Bodzentyn

J: ŁAPIGROSZ KIELCE POLSKA

di Beniaamin Snochowski, 13.4 km di distanza

ŁAPIGROSZ  KIELCE POLSKA

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Poland, 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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