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22 awkward photos not of Ed Miliband

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It wasn't just bacon sandwiches catching people out in 2014.


1. Kim Jong-un

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Look closely at the animals. Awkward.


2. LeBron James

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Basketball star LeBron James broke protocol by putting his arm around Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.


3. Vladimir Putin and China's first lady, Peng Liyuan

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At an Apec summit meeting in November, Putin suddenly stood up and draped a large jacket around the first lady’s shoulders… only for her to subtly slip it off moments later and have it replaced by a neareby aide. Footage of the chivalrous incident was later censored by Chinese state broadcasters.


4. Avril Lavigne

Her meet and greets look fun.


5. Hassan Rouhani

The Iranian president posted a rather depressing image on Twitter of him watching a World Cup game, alone.


6. Sasha and Malia Obama

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Barack Obama's daughters at the “turkey pardoning” ceremony ahead of Thanksgiving at the White House. A Republican aide later resigned after criticising the teenagers.


7. Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton did not realise this woman was taking a selfie. The picture inevitably found its way on to Reddit.


8. Patricia Hewitson

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Pensioner Patricia Hewitson contacted BBC Radio Devon asking them to help her identify this mystery weed. It turned out she had unwittingly grown a 1.5m cannabis plant.


9. Francois Hollande

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In January Closer magazine broke the news that the French president was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet.


10. Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson delivered part of his speech to the Conservative Party conference this year with the aid of a brick. “Behold this brick, amigos,” he said.


11. Tony Abbott

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The Australian prime minister was accused of embarrassing an entire nation after posting this picture with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on his Twitter account.


12. David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker

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This was their first face-to-face meeting after Cameron - unsuccessfully - tried to prevent Juncker from becoming European Commission president. This was, we think, a failed attempted at a high-five.


13. Miley Cyrus and her sister Noah


14. James Corden and Prince


15. Nick Clegg and Vince Cable

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Never before have two colleagues looked more ill at ease with each other in a pub.


16. Prince Charles

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Knife dancing with the Saudi royal family in Riyadh is not a good look.


17. Angelina Jolie and Amy Pascal

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Angelina Jolie came face to face with Sony's Amy Pascal two days after an email rant about the actress was leaked to the international press.


18. David Cameron

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What's the best way to demonstrate that power is just an illusion? Hashtag activism from the prime minister on Andrew Marr's sofa.


19. Angela Merkel and Benjamin Netanyahu

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This picture of the German chancellor and Israeli prime minister speaks for itself.


20. Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson at Wimbledon

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As does this.


21. Tony and Cherie Blair

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Of all the photos they took for their Christmas card, this was somehow the best one.


22. Putin, Merkel and Sepp Blatter at the World Cup final

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Says it all really.


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