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The former quarry is now used as a place of rest and rock climbing. It offers a beautiful view of Old Town (Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Church).

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Närliggande bilder i Krakow

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A: Zakrzowek2

av Jacek W, 380 meter bort

Zakrzowek2

B: Kraków - Zakrzówek

av maciek mucha, 630 meter bort

Kraków - Zakrzówek

C: Zakrzowek w Krakowie

av maciek mucha, 780 meter bort

Zakrzowek w Krakowie

D: Lajkonik

av Ilja van de Pavert, 1.4 km bort

The Lajkonik is one of the unofficial symbols of the city of Kraków, Poland. It is represented as a b...

Lajkonik

E: Cracow seen from the terrace

av PanoArt Kraków, 1.7 km bort

Cracow seen from the terrace

F: Pomnik psa

av Maciej G. Szling, 1.9 km bort

Pomnik psa

G: Kraków

av Maciej G. Szling, 2.0 km bort

Kraków

H: The fire sptting dragon Krak

av Jan Mulder, 2.0 km bort

Photo's taken on december 27, 2010.

The fire sptting dragon Krak

I: Dragon krak back side

av Jan Mulder, 2.0 km bort

Dragon krak back side

J: Wawel

av Maciej G. Szling, 2.0 km bort

Wawel

Det här panoramat togs i Krakow, Europe

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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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