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Tsambika monastery 02

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A: Tsambika monastery 04

di Milos Adamek, meno di 10 metri di distanza

 Tsambika monastery 04

B: Tsambika monastery 03

di Milos Adamek, 10 metri di distanza

 Tsambika monastery 03

C: View to Tsambika beach from Tsambika monastery

di Banick, 10 metri di distanza

View to Tsambika beach from Tsambika monastery, Rhodes, Greece

View to Tsambika beach from Tsambika monastery

D: Tsambika monastery 01

di Milos Adamek, 10 metri di distanza

 Tsambika monastery 01

E: Tsambika monastery 05

di Milos Adamek, 10 metri di distanza

 Tsambika monastery 05

F: Tsambika monastery 06

di Milos Adamek, 20 metri di distanza

 Tsambika monastery 06

G: View from Tsambika monastery

di Mario Maier, 20 metri di distanza

A view from Tsambika monastery to Tsambika beach  - and beyond, of course ;-)

View from Tsambika monastery

H: Tsambika monastery 07

di Milos Adamek, 20 metri di distanza

 Tsambika monastery 07

I: Rhodes 01

di Milos Adamek, 530 metri di distanza

Rhodes 01

J: Tsambika beach / Rhodes

di Mario Maier, 840 metri di distanza

Tsambika beach / Rhodes

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Greece, 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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