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Imagens próximas em Tallinn

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A: Toompark

Por Andrew Bodrov, 80 metros de distância

Toompark

B: Toomkooli street

Por Andrew Bodrov, 110 metros de distância

Toomkooli street

C: Toompea Castle

Por Andrew Bodrov, 120 metros de distância

Toompea Castle

D: The sculpture "Puhkaja" (holidaymaker) by Tauno Kangro

Por Andrew Bodrov, 160 metros de distância

Tauno Kangro is one of Estonia's top, and certainly most recognised, sculptor. sculpts using a variet...

The sculpture "Puhkaja" (holidaymaker) by Tauno Kangro

E: State Hall

Por Andrew Bodrov, 160 metros de distância

State Hall

F: Toomkirik

Por Min Heo, 160 metros de distância

Toomkirik

G: St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia

Por Vladimir Patras, 170 metros de distância

St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia

H: Toompea Castle Square

Por Andrew Bodrov, 170 metros de distância

Toompea Castle Square

I: White Hall

Por Andrew Bodrov, 190 metros de distância

White Hall

J: Tall Hermann tower

Por Andrew Bodrov, 220 metros de distância

Tall Hermann tower

Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Tallinn, 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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