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A: Doan

av Marek Koszorek, 1.1 km bort

Doan

B: Slieve Binnian Trail Works

av Marek Koszorek, 1.4 km bort

Heli was working to bring equipement to repair trail on Slieve Binnian. I took a few shots of it and ...

Slieve Binnian Trail Works

C: View from a Summit of Slieve Lammagan

av Marek Koszorek, 1.6 km bort

View from a Summit of Slieve Lammagan

D: Slieve Binnian

av Marek Koszorek, 2.1 km bort

Slieve Binnian

E: Slieve Loughshannagh

av Marek Koszorek, 2.2 km bort

Slieve Loughshannagh

F: Climbing on Slieve Bearnagh

av Marek Koszorek, 2.3 km bort

Photo was taken 2nd of January 2011 on the north tor of Slieve Bearnagh. Weather was not very spectac...

Climbing on Slieve Bearnagh

G: Slieve Bearnagh

av Marek Koszorek, 2.3 km bort

Slieve Brenagh North Tor. Mountains of Mourn are located in south part of County Down. This is very g...

Slieve Bearnagh

H: Slieve Meelbeg

av Marek Koszorek, 2.3 km bort

Slieve Meelbeg

I: Carn Mountain

av Marek Koszorek, 2.4 km bort

In Irish Sliabh an ChairnCarn Mountain is a top that most walkers are more likely to visit as part of...

Carn Mountain

J: Carn Mountain

av Marek Koszorek, 2.5 km bort

Carn Mountain

Det här panoramat togs i UK, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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