The year 2016 has been filled with political turmoil for world leaders, who have been travelling across the globe trying to solve current crises. AFP, Getty and Reuters photographers have been following their every move, capturing their speeches, meetings, summits and resignations.

Yet with the professional photographs, come the not so professional – this gallery presents more of the latter. From Theresa May to Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and David Cameron, IBTimesUK presents some of the funniest photographs and moments from the past 12 months, that most world leaders would rather forget:

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Politicians 2016
Britain's new Conservative Party leader Theresa May speaks to members of the media at The St Stephen's entrance to the Palace of Westminster in London on 11 July 2016Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP
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Ukip leader Nigel Farage takes part in a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the Brexit summit, in Brussels on 24 February 2016Yves Herman/Reuters
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President Barack Obama reacts while greeting the families of U.S army service members after his speech at the Rota naval airbase, near Cadiz, Spain on 10 July 2016Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a meeting with members of the China Entrepreneur Club with at Willson House in Chelsea, Quebec, Canada on 18 October 2016Chris Wattie/ Reuters
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Nigel Farage, the outgoing leader of Ukip, shares an awkward moment with incoming leader Diane James on 16 September 2016Toby Melville/Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Uzbek President Islam Karimov (not pictured) following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on 26 April 2016Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka test the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, on 21 July 2016Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the recommissioning of the works by Liberty Steel Group at the Dalzell steel plant in Motherwell on 28 September 2016Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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Nigel Farage delivers his keynote address at the party's spring conference, in Llandudno on 27 February 2016Phil Noble/ Reuters
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) gives a thumbs up as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (R) attempts to shake his hand as they visit the Churchill War Rooms in London on 2 November 2016Jack Taylor/Getty Images
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First lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and his wife Ho Ching on the North Portico of the White House on 2 August 2016Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, speaks at The Times CEO summit in London on 28 June 2016Neil Hall/Getty Images
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) listens as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers a speech on the economic impact of the UK leaving the European Union, at a B&Q Store Support Office in Chandler's Ford on 23 May 2016Daniel Leal Olivas/Reuters
Politicians 2016
Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn poses for a picture during a visit to Maesteg in Bridgend, Wales on 4 May 2016Matthew Horwood/Getty Images
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Liberal Democrat leader in Scotland Willie Rennie chats with First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh on 17 May 2016James Glossop/Getty Images
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US President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) in the East Room of the White House in Washington on 22 November 2016Carlos Barria/ Reuters
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference following talks with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on 2 June 2016Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (not seen) following their meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia on 9 August 2016Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
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US Secretary of State, John Kerry yawns as he sits next to British Prime Minister, David Cameron and Colombian President Manuel Santos (R) during the Anti-Corruption Summit in Lancaster House in London on 12 May 2016Facundo Arrizabalaga
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the Los Pinos presidential Palace in Mexico City on 8 June 2016Yuri Cortez/AFP
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pauses as he speaks about the EU referendum outside 10 Downing Street in London on 21 June 2016Toby Melville/Reuters
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as his son Barron Trump looks on at the end of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on 21 July 2016Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou on 5 September 2016Alexei Druzhinin/AFP
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Boris Johnson MP drives a sports car during a visit to Ginetta Cars Ltd during the Brexit Battle Bus tour in Yorkshire in Leeds on 23 May 2016Christopher Furlong/Getty Images