Voice actress Jada Pinkett-Smith poses during a photocall for the animated film "Madagascar 3:Europe's most wanted" at the 65th Cannes Film Festival May 18, 2012.
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Jason Collins boxes out during the NBA Europe Live game between EA7 Emporio Armani Milano v Boston Celtics at Mediolanum Forum on October 7, 2012 in Milan, Italy.
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Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on Europe in London on Jan. 23, 2013
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A kiosk with the name Europe written in Greek, is closed as people use the ATMs outside a closed branch of the Bank of Cyprus in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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Employees and customers are seen during the official opening of the largest Apple shop in southern Europe, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS)
Jessica Chastain attends the "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Premiere on May 18, 2012, in Cannes, France.
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Team Europe's Martin Kaymer celebrates with teammates after sinking his par putt to win secure Team Europe's retention of the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., Sept. 30, 2012.
A group of Team Europe golf fans watch along the fourth fairway during a practice round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, September 26, 2012.
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Celebrating the end of the Second World War in Europe, Lower Manhattan, 1945.
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"The invasion of Europe was planned by a small group of driving, determined, devoted and occasionally furious men." — LIFE on the individuals surrounding Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower. Above: An American officer, likely Major Gen. Elwood Richard "Pete" Quesada, commanding general of the 9th Tactical Air Command in Europe, seen here in France, 1944.
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Thousands throng the Arc de Triomphe to celebrate the end of World War II in Europe, on May 8, 1945, in this famous Ralph Morse picture. Morse was back in the City of Light less than a year after chronicling Paris' liberation — his certainty that the German surrender there signaled the beginning of the end for the Third Reich rapturously vindicated when Germany surrendered to the Allies in Reims, France, on May 7, 1945.
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The map of Europe is featured on the face of a two Euro coin seen in this photo illustration taken in Rome, December 3, 2011.
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"Europe in miniature" Luxembourg blends French, German and other influences
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Sarkozy (left), Brown (centre) and Barroso at the Global Europe Europe Summit in London.
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IN STEP: Europe needs to work with Russia, not march to its drum
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STILL SEARCHING: Europe looks for a way out of the banking crisis
TOM STOCKILL FOR TIME
Wendy and Richard Ashworth have taken temporary leases, with ample room for visitors, all over Europe. Their most recent cottage is in St. Davids, Wales.
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Europe changes its tune on Chinese textiles
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STALLED: Europe's exporters are nervous
Europe's meat crisis is traumatizing society
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THE FAITHFUL: Polish Catholics remain among Europe's most devout practitioners of their faith. But the church leadership must adapt to changing times
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Employees and customers are seen during the official opening of the largest Apple shop in southern Europe, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona July 28, 2012.
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France's President Francois Hollande, center, gestures as he leaves the Europe 1 radio station after an interview, in Paris, Dec. 21, 2012.
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Stavridis, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, speaking at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., Oct. 23.
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Tiny Guinea-Bissau has become a base for cocaine trafficking between Latin America and Europe, and officials seem helpless to stop it
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Tangled streamers and confetti thrown by people celebrating the end of the war in Europe litter headstones and the grounds of Trinity Church's venerable cemetery at the foot of Wall Street, 1945.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds a press conference at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2011.
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Tata hopes to sell the Nano in Europe and the U.S. in just a few years.
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Obama may not get what he wants from Europe during the G-20
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UNION POWER: Formed to protect Western Europe from the Soviet Union, NATO has endured, with troops, such as these in Afghanistan, deployed around the globe
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A fence rings the area of London that will be Europe's largest construction site.
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"LIFELINE:" A gas compressor station of the Yamal-Europe pipeline from Russia near Nesvizh, south of Minsk.
DEREK HUDSON FOR TIME
GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: From Australia to Africa to Europe, vineyards are producing more wine than they can sell
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TRADING PLACES: E.U. Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson thinks Europe needs a rethink
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WELCOME BACK: Bush is in Europe this week to bolster relations with the E.U.
LIGHTING-UP TIME: Serbia is one of Europe's last hold-outs for the smoker ... however young they may be.
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HELPING HANDS: Bridging Europe hopes to draw people into the European debate
EXPOSED: Around 10% of Europe's homeless are rough sleepers
SPACE CZAR: Philippe Busquin wants to streamline Europe's space policy
HIP-HOP HIGH: Eminem hoists one of his three MTV Europe Awards in Barcelona
World War II brought Europe and the U.S. together
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Investors are running out on corporate Europe too
The new plan calls for drastic cuts in Europe's fishing fleets
France's volcanic park Vulcania is one of Europe's hot attractions this summer
Has the U.S. led Britain too far from Europe?
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The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to promote peace and democracy in Europe, in the midst of the union's biggest crisis since its creation in the 1950s.
The room in the “little red schoolhouse” in Reims, France, where Germany signed the Instrument of Surrender that ended the Second World War in Europe, May 7, 1945.
The room in the "little red schoolhouse" in Reims, France, where Germany signed the Instrument of Surrender that ended the Second World War in Europe, May 7, 1945.
Arranging the table in the “little red schoolhouse” in Reims, France, where Germany signed the Instrument of Surrender that ended the Second World War in Europe, May 7, 1945.
Arranging the table in the "little red schoolhouse" in Reims, France, where Germany signed the Instrument of Surrender that ended the Second World War in Europe, May 7, 1945.
Advertising billboards for Ikea swedish meatballs are taken down at the Ikea store in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 25, 2012, after the Swedish furniture giant Ikea was drawn into Europe's widening food labeling scandal.
Emergency services attend the scene of a crashed helicopter in Vauxhall, London January 16, 2013. A helicopter crashed into a crane on top of one of Europe's tallest residential blocks in central London on Wednesday, killing two people as it burst into flames and threw plumes of smoke into the foggy air.
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In this photograph taken on October 10, 2012, newly appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) U.S. General John Allen looks on following a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers at NATO headquarter in Brussels
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Caption from the July 1, 1940, issue of LIFE. "The motor corps takes finished garments to a New Jersey warehouse to be stored for shipping to Europe."
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By 1944, when LIFE's Frank Scherschel took this picture in London, the nightly air raids had long ended, and it was increasingly clear that Hitler's delusional, megalomaniacal scheme to conquer all of Europe was destined to end in complete and abject defeat for the "Thousand Year Reich."
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A picture taken on July 28, 2011 shows stuffed rhinoceros at the Brussels Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Museum. The museum became the latest of a rising number of science museums in Europe targeted by thieves for rhino horns
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London's financial district on May 25, 2010. World stock markets and the euro have tumbled on fears that Europe's debt crisis will cause a prolonged economic slump
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Workers prepare to discard fresh roses at a flower exporter's farm in Kenya on April 19. The flowers could not be shipped because of airport closures in Europe and are now too old to sell
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A passenger information board displays disruptions at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, as hundreds of commercial flights across northern Europe are canceled by a drifting plume of volcanic ash, Sunday, April 18, 2010.
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"Ski and save"Kolasin puts you at the foot of some of Europe's most affordable and least crowded slopes
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This Roma Gypsy man named Jeno Koka was a victim of right-wing extremist aggression toward Gypsies, which is on the rise in Central and Eastern Europe.
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CONTAGION: Markets are slammed as panic spreads from Wall Street to Europe
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SETTING OFF: For the last time as President, Bush heads for Europe
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In Beijing, Friday, Chinese and European Union leaders launched a high-level dialogue Friday on tensions over China swelling trade surplus with Europe disagreements over how to tackle climate change.
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The European Court of Human Rights' latest ruling on adoption was hailed by gay rights organizations in France and across Europe for taking on one of the many kinds of discrimination homosexuals face in ordinary life.
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A Siwan girl threads local patterns onto a shirt to be exported to Europe.
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Dundrum Town Centre, the biggest shopping complex in all of Europe, opened in Dublin last year.
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CROWDING: Foreigners flocked to Spain for years, but now property is cheaper elsewhere in Europe and North Africa
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Workers in Romania killed infected poultry in October, as avian flu spread to Europe
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A year after the bombings, Moroccan radicals still threaten Europe
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HAPPY LANDINGS: Condoleezza Rice arrives in Berlin — part of her fence-mending visit to Europe
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MEDIA MAVEN: Retiree Field has tapped old work skills for a new purpose: keeping alive the memory of Jewish contributions in Europe
DEATH TOLL: A Somali woman mourns for 13 who died at sea, desperate to start a new life in Europe
Roma bands like Taraf de HaIdouks, left, have fans across Europe dancing in the aisles
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THE LADY who hit the road with the lonely Frankel. They wandered
Europe and were finally arrested in Germany
OPPORTUNITY: Entrepreneurs are changing the shape of the economy and creating the wealth needed to make Poland a full partner in Europe
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A group of sub-Saharan Africans sit on the slopes of Gurugu Mountain in northern Morocco in August, looking towards Melilla, a tiny patch of Spanish territory. Hundreds of migrants live rough on the mountain waiting for the opportunity to make another run at a heavily-fortified fence which marks one of the few land borders between Africa and Europe.
Caption from LIFE. “Fashionable center is Palace Hotel where many of Europe’s crowned heads have been guests. The hotel has 200 rooms. Rates start at $80 per week for good room and meals but bills somehow add up to much more.”
Caption from LIFE. "Fashionable center is Palace Hotel where many of Europe's crowned heads have been guests. The hotel has 200 rooms. Rates start at $80 per week for good room and meals but bills somehow add up to much more."
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Executives of two major Chinese technology companies, Charles Ding, Huawei Technologies Ltd senior vice president for the U.S., left, and Zhu Jinyun, ZTE Corporation senior vice president for North America and Europe, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, before testifying whether their expansion in the U.S. market poses a threat to national security.
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Gallery employee Maddy Adeane poses with Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Soup II" (1969) and "Sunset" (1972) at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London June 19, 2012. The exhibition "Andy Warhol: The Portfolios", on show in Europe for the first time, runs from June 20 until September 16, 2012.
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Tourists peer through the railings of Buckingham Palace in central London, October 5, 2010. The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Sunday of an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Europe
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Ozlem Ozcelik, captain of the Turkish National Volleyball team, carries the Olympic flame over the Bosporus bridge as she crosses from Asia to Europe in Istanbul