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Europa Point is the southernmost point of Gibraltar. At the end of the Rock of Gibraltar, the area is flat and occupied by such features as a playing field and a few buildings. On a clear day there is a good view of the Strait of Gibraltar; Africa, including the Rif Mountains of Morocco; and the Bay of Gibraltar and the Spanish towns on its edge. The are a few buildings, including the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Europe, and a lighthouse. Motto: Nulli Expugnabilis Hosti (Latin: Conquered By No Enemy) Languages English (official), an English-influenced Spanish dialect called Llanito is also spoken Capital (Gibraltar) Coordinates 36°07′ N 5°21′ W Governor and Commander-in-Chief Sir Francis Richards Chief Minister Peter Caruana Area  - Total  - % water not ranked (192 if... The Rock of Gibraltar, sometimes called the Pillar of Hercules is located in the colony of Gibraltar, off the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. ... The Strait of Gibraltar as seen from space. ... This is about a region in Morocco: RIF is also an acronym/initialism. ... The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in northwest Africa. ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture displayed sometimes in homes. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


The lighthouse was built by Governor Sir Alexander Woodford between 1838 and 1841. It was fully automated in February 1994 and its loom can be seen over a distance of 27 km. It is the southernmost lighthouse for which Trinity House is responsible, and the only one outside the UK. List of Governors of Gibraltar (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office) See also Chief Minister of Gibraltar Categories: Politics of Gibraltar ... Trinity House - or, more correctly, the Corporation of Trinity House - came into being in 1514 by Royal Charter granted by Henry VIII. The Master of the Corporation is the Duke of Edinburgh Trinity House has three main functions: The care of all lighthouses in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and...


Europa Point was formerly linked with the eastern side of the Rock, including Sandy Bay and Catalan Bay, by the Dudley Ward Tunnel, which was closed for safety reasons in 2002.


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'Europa Europa' (885 words)
In the eyes of his persecutors, his true crime is that he is who he is. For Solly, the young Jewish hero of "Europa, Europa," Agnieszka Holland's darkly ironic masterpiece, his racial identity is his curse, his dangerous secret.
At this point, as Solly sheds the role of the Komsomol to wear the uniform of, first, a Nazi soldier, and then, after (accidentally) becoming a hero in battle, the elite Nazi Youth, the ironies -- and the danger of discovery -- intensify.
Solly's ambivalence toward his own Jewishness is natural; we sympathize when, at one point, he buries his identification papers, then halfheartedly retrieves them and returns them to their hiding place in his underwear.
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