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Norwegian Epic - 01

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Rotterdam

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A: De Rotterdam: Panoramic view from the largest building in Europe

door Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 150 hier vandaan

De Rotterdam is a building on the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam, designed by Rem Koolhaas in 1998. The...

De Rotterdam: Panoramic view from the largest building in Europe

B: Norwegian Epic - 02

door Martijn Oorthuis, 200 hier vandaan

Norwegian Epic - 02

C: On the roof of 'Toren op Zuid'

door Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 210 hier vandaan

This panorama is shot on the roof of the 'Toren op Zuid' in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and is part of...

On the roof of 'Toren op Zuid'

D: Norwegian Epic - 06

door Martijn Oorthuis, 230 hier vandaan

Norwegian Epic - 06

E: Erasmusbrug

door Robin Waarts, 240 hier vandaan

Erasmusbrug

F: Rotterdam Kop van Zuid-2

door René van Gageldonk, 240 hier vandaan

Rotterdam Kop van Zuid-2

G: Uitzicht Montevideo, 36e etage

door Hans Klop, 280 hier vandaan

Appartement op de 36e verdieping van het Montevideo gebouw. Een prachtig uitzicht over de Maas

Uitzicht Montevideo, 36e etage

H: Appartement on 36th floor

door Hans Klop, 290 hier vandaan

Appartement on 36th floor

I: Hotel New York Rotterdam

door Henk van den Berg, 310 hier vandaan

Hotel New York Rotterdam

J: Voor de Holland Amerika Line

door René van Gageldonk, 330 hier vandaan

De Holland Amerika Line, Rotterdam. Dit is een plek in Rotterdam op "de kop van Zuid". Het is een geb...

Voor de Holland Amerika Line

Dit panorama is genomen in Rotterdam, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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