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Imagini apropiate de Northern Spain

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A:

de Martin Duckitt, la distanta de 210 metri

B: Puerto de Pasaia

de Martin Duckitt, la distanta de 500 metri

Puerto de Pasaia

C: Pasajes de San Juan

de mikelmgm, la distanta de 840 metri

Pasajes de San Juan

D: Pasajes de San Juan

de mikelmgm, la distanta de 920 metri

Pasajes de San Juan

E: Pasajes de San Juan

de mikelmgm, la 1.0 km distanta

Pasajes de San Juan

F: Pasai Donibane

de josu barandiaran, la 1.1 km distanta

Small village by the sea in the north of the Basque Country. It lies just between the Jaizkibel mount...

Pasai Donibane

G: San Juan 3

de mikelmgm, la 1.2 km distanta

San Juan 3

H: Pasajes de San Juan

de mikelmgm, la 1.2 km distanta

Pasajes de San Juan

I: San Juan

de mikelmgm, la 1.3 km distanta

San Juan

J: Img 153041

de josu barandiaran, la 1.3 km distanta

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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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