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When politicians have baby trouble

Last updated on: December 2, 2009 09:48 IST

When politicians have baby trouble

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They may be world leaders, but they too can't escape the innocence of children.

Some odd moments get captured when politicians seek a photo-op with them.

We bring to you some such odd moments that politicians have faced with kids in public.

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Image: A collage shows politicians being given a rough time by kids

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For crying out loud!

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Former US President George W Bush seems to a favourite with the kids.

This photograph shows the then President Bush with a baby that was handed to him from the crowd as he arrived for an outdoor dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Trinwillershagen, Germany, July 13, 2006.


Image: Former US President George Bush in Trinwillershagen, Germany
Photographs: Jim Bourg/Reuters
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It's not really a blessing, Mr President

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Bush's successor Barack Obama comes across as quite friendly to those in and outside the gates of the White House.

In this photograph, the US President is seen bending over so that the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a family visit to the Oval Office in Washington May 8, 2009.


Image: US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office of the White House
Photographs: Pete Souza/The White House/Handout/Reuters
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'I have heard enough of you!'

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Earlier this year, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair emerged as the world's highest-paid public speaker.

Certainly, this young girl had heard enough of him. The image was taken when Blair, then prime minister, was addressing the Spring Labour Party conference in Gateshead, February 11, 2005.

 


Image: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Photographs: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters
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The knockout punch

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It's the guy from Texas again. Brett Ferro, the grandson of Republican House Majority leader Tom DeLay, seemingly delivers a blow to the then President Bush at the annual White House Summer Picnic on the South Lawn, June 18, 2003.

For your information: The picnic is an annual White House tradition to host members of the US Congress and their families.

 


Image: Former US President George W Bush
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters
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It is not what it looks like

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the action figure and former spy, has always projected himself as a people's man.

This photograph was taken while Putin, then President, was attending a Christmas Eve service at a church in the ancient Russian town of Veliky Ustyug, in the Vologda region, about 500 km north of Moscow on January 6, 2008.

 


Image: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Photographs: Misha Japaridze/Pool/Reuters
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Sing for Chavez, pretty girl

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has commanded the adulation of his fellow countrymen since the days when, in February 1992, he led a doomed attempt to overthrow the government of President Carlos Andres Perez.

In this photograph, three-year-old Brazilian girl Amanda Leite makes a funny face after being asked by Chavez to sing into the microphones, while joking around after his press conference in Recife, in the northern coastal state of Pernambuco, Brazil on April 26, 2003.


Image: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
Photographs: Jamil Bittar/Reuters
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Offering a shoulder

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Angela Merkel, elected Germany's first female chancellor in 2005 and then re-elected in 2009, is the world's most powerful women.

In what could be construed as the future of Germany resting on her shoulders, this photograph shows Merkel poses with one-year old girl Madita during the opening of the 'Wellcome centre' in Berlin on April 7, 2008.

For your information: The centre is aimed to provide support for young families.

 


Image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Photographs: Johannes Eisele/Reuters
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Unprepared for a nose attack

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been at the helm of affairs of his country since 2006. Over the years, he has grown in stature as people's leader.

However, it seems he still has some catching up to do. In this photograph, six-month-old Solomon Buster Sitar is seen 'assaulting' the prime minister's nose during a visit to the Willingdon Heights Community Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia on April 18, 2006.


Image: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Photographs: Lyle Stafford/Reuters
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