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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