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A: Img 421728

de josu barandiaran, la 5.5 km distanta

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B: Img 423342

de josu barandiaran, la 5.5 km distanta

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C: winery alcorta campo viejo, la rioja, spain

de luis davilla, la 11.5 km distanta

winery alcorta campo viejo, la rioja, spain

winery alcorta campo viejo, la rioja, spain

D: winery alcorta campo viejo. logroño, spain

de luis davilla, la 12.3 km distanta

winery alcorta campo viejo. logroño, spain

winery alcorta campo viejo. logroño, spain

E: san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

de luis davilla, la 14.0 km distanta

san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

F: san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

de luis davilla, la 14.1 km distanta

san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

G: Monument to the letter Ñ, Logroño

de Carlos Anillo, la 14.5 km distanta

In the Saint Michael Park of Logroño has wanted to pay homage to the Spanish letter Ñ over a done wit...

Monument to the letter Ñ, Logroño

H: Green Building of Toyo Ito, Logroño

de Carlos Anillo, la 14.6 km distanta

Green Building of Toyo Ito, Logroño

I: vineyards in san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

de luis davilla, la 14.8 km distanta

vineyards in san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

vineyards in san vicente de la sonsierra. la rioja, spain

J: cathedral square in logroño, spain

de luis davilla, la 15.1 km distanta

cathedral square in logroño, spain

cathedral square in logroño, spain

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Northern Spain, 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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