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the kleivafossen waterfall on the way to the briksdals glacier

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Norway

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A: The Briksdals glacier 2009

door Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 1.6 hier vandaan

The Briksdals glacier 2009

B: Mountain lake near Briksdal glacier‎, Norway

door Victorina, 7.7 hier vandaan

Mountain lake formed by melting of Briksdal glacier, one of the arms of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. L...

Mountain lake near Briksdal glacier‎, Norway

C: The mountain lake Oldenvatnet with the glacier Melkevollbreen

door Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 10.0 hier vandaan

The mountain lake Oldenvatnet with the glacier Melkevollbreen

D: Kjenndalsbreen

door Valentin Tushinov, 14.0 hier vandaan

Kjenndalsbreen

E: Old house in the Gloppen kommune - outside Byrkjelo

door Alexander Jensko, 16.2 hier vandaan

Veranda of an old village house in he Gloppen kommune, outside Byrkjelo, Norge. The house looked aban...

Old house in the Gloppen kommune - outside Byrkjelo

F: Lodalen - the wreck of the "Lodalen"

door Alexander Jensko, 17.2 hier vandaan

The valley of Lo (Lodalen) at the Indre Nordford in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway has a dramatic history. ...

Lodalen - the wreck of the "Lodalen"

G: Cross in the Lodal Valley, Norway

door Alexander Jensko, 17.3 hier vandaan

The valley of Lodal (Lodalen) in Norway has a dramaticv history. Huge boulders have twice (1905 and 1...

Cross in the Lodal Valley, Norway

H: The nigard glacier

door Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 19.7 hier vandaan

The nigard glacier

I: Nigardsbreen 2 2011

door Jiri Vambera, 20.0 hier vandaan

Nigardsbreen 2 2011

J: Nigardsbreen 1 2011

door Jiri Vambera, 20.0 hier vandaan

Nigardsbreen 1 2011

Dit panorama is genomen in Norway, 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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