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A: Chef

de Andrew Cole, la distanta de 570 metri

Chef

B: My Truck

de Andrew Cole, la 1.6 km distanta

The interior view of the truck I drive at work.

My Truck

C: St Marys Burnham

de Andrew Cole, la 2.3 km distanta

St Marys Burnham

D: St Marys Burnham Entrance

de Andrew Cole, la 2.3 km distanta

St Marys Burnham Entrance

E: Red Foot Bridge

de Bob Stapleton, la 2.8 km distanta

This is a small foot bridge that I came across whilst out walking and I thought that it would make a ...

Red Foot Bridge

F: Slough Fire Rescue Service

de Andrew Cole, la 3.0 km distanta

Slough fire and rescue crew take a short break from cleaning cars for charity. This station is part o...

Slough Fire Rescue Service

G: David Walliams Thames Swim

de Bob Stapleton, la 3.3 km distanta

 David Walliams is currently swimming 140 miles in 8 days along the length of the River Thames from L...

David Walliams Thames Swim

H: Thames River, Brunel Bridge

de Bob Stapleton, la 3.3 km distanta

This is shot under the Brunel Bridge, Built in 1838 the two arches of this bridge are the widest and ...

Thames River, Brunel Bridge

I: Maidenhead Thames river bank

de Bob Stapleton, la 3.3 km distanta

Shot on the bank of the Thames river, this is the scene of the annual Maidenhead regatta. Looking dow...

Maidenhead Thames river bank

J: Maidenhead Thames river bank

de Bob Stapleton, la 3.3 km distanta

Shot on the bank of the Thames river, this is the scene of the annual Maidenhead regatta. Looking dow...

Maidenhead Thames river bank

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in England, Europe

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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