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Fotografia panorâmica por Oleg Lobanov Criado em 20:10, 28/09/2012 - Views loading...

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Imagens próximas em Greece

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A: greece_near_the_door

Por Oleg Lobanov, Menos de 10 metros de distância

greece_near_the_door

B: Hotel Lindos Princess - Rhodos

Por Mikropolis, 50 metros de distância

Hotel Lindos Princess - Rhodos

C: costa lindia, Rodos, Greece

Por Oleg Lobanov, 140 metros de distância

costa lindia, Rodos, Greece

D: near Lardos

Por Oleg Lobanov, 190 metros de distância

near Lardos

E: lardos beach morning

Por Oleg Lobanov, 390 metros de distância

lardos beach morning

F: Masha is driver!

Por Oleg Lobanov, 950 metros de distância

Masha is driver!

G: Plakia Beach

Por George Psaros, 2.3 Km de distância

Plakia Beach-Pefkos-Pefki-Lindos-Rhodes-Greece

Plakia Beach

H: Lindos

Por Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 3.0 Km de distância

Lindos

I: suite pool outside

Por Papagrigoriou Athanasios Soulis, 3.2 Km de distância

suite pool outside

J: Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites

Por Iraklis Kavouklis, 5.4 Km de distância

Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites, the premiere adult-only luxury hotel of Rhodes, rests on the magnifice...

Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Greece, Europe

Esta é uma visão geral de 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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