Reading While Eating for December 15: The Street Where You Live

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A demonstrator wears a mask during an anti-government protest in Milan December 14, 2010. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly survived a no-confidence motion in the lower house of parliament on Tuesday, but the future of his government remained uncertain because of its wafer-thin majority.

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Wednesday’s links are international and hyperlocal.

Slow Justice: Private Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaker, has been sitting behind bars for months without even being convicted. Is this cruel and unusual punishment? (Salon)

Life Lines: See Census community data mapped out on every block in America, through this interactive graphic. (New York Times)

Perilous Pictures: The year 2010 was a tumultuous one in Afghanistan. Explore the country’s past year in stunning photos. (Foreign Policy)

Computer Crackdown: Online censorship isn’t just a government issue. See how corporations can easily cut off the flow of unfavorable information. (The Atlantic)

Simple Science: Slow-motion video captures an oddly compelling view of – what else? – drops of water. (The Daily What)

Elsewhere on See why TIME named Mark Zuckerberg its Person of the Year.

Funny Face: Stephen Colbert wasn’t named Person of the Year. That doesn’t have to stop you from looking at his silliest faces. (LIFE)

Must-See: Watch 270 of this year’s movies, spliced into a six-minute epic. (via Boing Boing)