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The Hague - Easter Market - Palaceplein

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Netherlands

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A: Scheveningen Kurhaus Oct 2013

di Willy Kaemena, 180 metri di distanza

Scheveningen Kurhaus Beach and Promenade

Scheveningen  Kurhaus Oct 2013

B: Scheveningen beach broad walk

di John Nayler, 190 metri di distanza

The occasional summer day arrives to the Netherlands beach front for the enjoyment of all.

Scheveningen beach broad walk

C: Kurhaus Scheveningen

di A. van Die, 190 metri di distanza

View from the Kurhaus terrace on Scheveningen beach and the pier.

Kurhaus Scheveningen

D: Scheveningen Kite Festival

di Marco den Herder, 250 metri di distanza

Scheveningen Kite Festival

E: The Hague - Corona Wakeboard Tour

di Marco den Herder, 260 metri di distanza

The Hague - Corona Wakeboard Tour

F: Scheveningen pier

di A. van Die, 270 metri di distanza

On the Scheveningen pier

Scheveningen pier

G: Under the pier

di A. van Die, 330 metri di distanza

Under the Scheveningen pier

Under the pier

H: Beach in Schveningen (Netherlands)

di Victorina, 400 metri di distanza

Beach in Schveningen (Netherlands)

I: The Hague - Aircooled Scheveningen

di Marco den Herder, 410 metri di distanza

The Hague - Aircooled Scheveningen

J: Scheveningen pier

di A. van Die, 420 metri di distanza

On the Scheveningen pier

Scheveningen pier

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Netherlands, 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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