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Vik Church Iceland

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A: Vik Church Iceland

av David Rowley, 20 meter bort

Vik Church Iceland

B: Vik Church

av Christian Obel, 40 meter bort

Vik Church

C: seashore on a windy day at Vik

av Iván Ferenczy, 890 meter bort

The black sandy seashore at the city of Vik, the southernmost part of  Iceland.The sand is black - ju...

seashore on a windy day at Vik

D: Vik Black Beach

av Malik Hansen, 1.1 km bort

Vík í Mýrdal is the southernmost town on main Iceland.Vík is famous for its black beach and is the co...

Vik Black Beach

E: Reynisfjara basalt columns

av Jan Koehn, 2.8 km bort

Wikipedia:Basalt (/bəˈsɔːlt/, /ˈbæsɒlt/, /ˈbæsɔːlt/, or /ˈbeɪsɔːlt/) is a common extrusive igneous (v...

Reynisfjara basalt columns

F: Reynisdrangar

av Tom Mills, 3.0 km bort

Reynisdrangar

G: Arch on Dyrhólaey (Iceland)

av Jürgen Matern, 5.3 km bort

Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula in the south of Iceland. It is located not far from the village Vík í ...

Arch on Dyrhólaey (Iceland)

H: Dyrholaey

av Karel Gillissen, 5.4 km bort

The Dyrholaey peninsula lies at the South Coast of Iceland near the village of Vik.The area is renown...

Dyrholaey

I: Looking across the bay from Dyrhólaey near Reynisfjara, Iceland

av Joby Catto, 6.0 km bort

The end of a half day's road trip from Selfoss: the view from the less-celebrated, less-exciting side...

Looking across the bay from Dyrhólaey near Reynisfjara, Iceland

J: Deserted farm in Suðurland

av Zaellig, 6.0 km bort

Winter sunset near Vík.Far away, Reynisdrangar.

Deserted farm in Suðurland

Det här panoramat togs i Iceland, 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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