Reading While Eating for December 29: Web Junk

Thursday's links give you viral videos, innovative web series and the inevitable #winning reference.

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A woman watches a waterfall after performing prayers at the temple of Baba Dhansal in Reasi, India

Tweet Speak: The hashtag is ruining the English language. #obviously (Gizmodo)

Personal Politics: TIME’s Katy Steinmetz spoke to Kent Sorenson, former Iowa campaign manager for Michele Bachmann who just jumped ship for Ron Paul. (Swampland)

Must-See Internet: Need some New Year’s viewing material? Check out the best web series picks of the year. (Splitsider)

Smog City: These before-and-after airplane shots showcase the massive pollution problem in China. (The Daily What)

Photo Ops: Check out the 10 most photographed cities in the world. Does your hometown make the list? (LIFE)

Viral Video: This stop-motion history of the world took six months and hundreds of paper cutouts to create. (Reddit)