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Zurich main train station - platform 2

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Närliggande bilder i Switzerland

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A: Bahnhofshalle

av Markus Lissner, 20 meter bort

Bahnhofshalle

B: Gleis 13

av Rico Riedi, 40 meter bort

Gleis 13

C: Gleis 15

av Rico Riedi, 50 meter bort

Gleis 15

D: Switzerland Zurich Shopville Bahnhof Loewenstrasse

av Markus Kaeppeli, 100 meter bort

Switzerland Zurich Shopville Bahnhof Loewenstrasse

E: Anzeigetafel

av Rico Riedi, 110 meter bort

Anzeigetafel

F: Shopville

av Rico Riedi, 130 meter bort

Shopville

G: Treffpunkt

av Rico Riedi, 150 meter bort

Treffpunkt

H: Nicki De Saint Phalle

av Rico Riedi, 160 meter bort

Nicki De Saint Phalle

I: Zurich hauptbahnhof (main station)

av Jeffrey Martin, 160 meter bort

Zurich hauptbahnhof (main station)

J: Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 7

av Jeffrey Martin, 180 meter bort

Zurich Downtown Winter 2010 7

Det här panoramat togs i Switzerland, 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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