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A: Cricklepit Bridge Exeter

by Tom Hurley, 40 meters away

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Cricklepit Bridge Exeter

B: Exeter Customs House

by Peter Stephens, 100 meters away

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Exeter Customs House

C: Exeter Quayside

by Tom Hurley, 110 meters away

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Exeter Quayside

D: The House That Moved in Exeter

by Tom Hurley, 260 meters away

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The House That Moved in Exeter

E: Great Chamber, St Nicholas Priory, Exeter

by Noel Jenkins, 460 meters away

St Nicholas is a former Bendictine priory; first established shortly after the Norman conquest. Durin...

Great Chamber, St Nicholas Priory, Exeter

F: St Nicholas Priory, Exeter. The Kitchen

by Noel Jenkins, 480 meters away

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St Nicholas Priory, Exeter. The Kitchen

G: Exeter Canal Entrance

by Tom Hurley, 480 meters away

Just downstream of Exeter Quay is the entrance to the canal, and also the new home to a 1920s design ...

Exeter Canal Entrance

H: Exeter Cathedral Courtyard

by Tom Hurley, 490 meters away

Exeter Cathedral is one of Britain's finest cathedrals. It's well worth a visit, and be sure to enjoy...

Exeter Cathedral Courtyard

I: Canal Entrance Exeter

by Tom Hurley, 490 meters away

Just downstream of Exeter Quay is the entrance to the canal, and also the new home to a 1920s design ...

Canal Entrance Exeter

J: Chapter House

by Peter Stephens, 500 meters away

The Chapter House of Exeter Cathedral.

Chapter House

This panorama was taken in England, 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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