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Panorama's in de omgeving van Madrid

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A: Aranjuez Palacio Real

door jose-ignacio-teran, 50 hier vandaan

Aranjuez Palacio Real

B: Aranjuez Vista Lateral Del Palacio

door soledad-tante-agudo, 130 hier vandaan

Aranjuez Vista Lateral Del Palacio

C: Hall of Mirrors. royal palace. aranjuez

door luis davilla, 140 hier vandaan

Hall of Mirrors. royal palace. aranjuez

Hall of Mirrors. royal palace. aranjuez

D: Aranjuez palace

door jose-ignacio-teran, 170 hier vandaan

Aranjuez palace

E: Aranjuez Jardines

door jose-ignacio-teran, 170 hier vandaan

Aranjuez Jardines

F: main stairs. royal palace. aranjuez

door luis davilla, 180 hier vandaan

main stairs. royal palace. aranjuez

main stairs. royal palace. aranjuez

G: Aranjuez 6595 6604

door jose-ignacio-teran, 180 hier vandaan

Aranjuez 6595 6604

H: Aranjuez Patio Interior Del Palacio

door soledad-tante-agudo, 180 hier vandaan

Aranjuez Patio Interior Del Palacio

I: royal hall. royal palace. aranjuez

door luis davilla, 190 hier vandaan

royal hall. royal palace. aranjuez

royal hall. royal palace. aranjuez

J: powder room. royal palace. aranjuez

door luis davilla, 190 hier vandaan

powder room. royal palace. aranjuez

powder room. royal palace. aranjuez

Dit panorama is genomen in Madrid, 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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