Once again, we have trawled the picture agencies so you don't have to (and to be fair, you'd have to pay them, and get a login, and so on - it's all quite complicated). From Clegg to Cameron, from Macca to Merkel, here's this week's collection of silly snaps...

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  • No, Paul McCartney can't believe he's fronting Nirvana, either.

  • Alex Salmond does his very, very best to persuade Father Christmas that he hasn't been naughty.

  • Once again, Francois Hollande is unimpressed by Angela Merkel's hilarious beer-drinking anecdotes.

  • Prince Charles gets down with The Kids in the way that only Prince Charles can.

  • Giant duck or teeny tiny Tower Bridge? You decide!* <br> <br> *<em>Actually, you don't. It's a giant duck.</em>

  • George Osborne has basic maths explained to him...

  • Nope, still no clue.

  • Once again, Cheryl Cole manages to cover her need to break wind under the guise of a dance move.

  • Oh dear. Who let Boris Johnson out?

  • Theresa May - who is due to have the operation to remove her 'evil glint' any day now.

  • This week's internet hero: the tiny monkey who was snapped <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/11/ikea-monkey-sent-toronto-sanctuary_n_2275143.html">wandering around IKEA</a>...

  • ...and by doing so, inspired an internet meme. Of course.

  • Look, we're not saying that Camilla is a second-rate royal, but we're sorry: a Jack Russell is no corgi.

  • Uh-oh - looks like Barack's getting a toy stethoscope and a Cookie Monster game for Christmas!

  • Oi! Hurley and Warne!! Get a room! Preferably in Australia.

  • Desperate to prove his LGBT credentials, Nick Clegg suddenly starts snogging his invisible boyfriend, Hans.

  • Roger Daltry has the body of a 20 year-old... who's already let himself go a little bit.

  • Echo the dog, we love you. Almost as much as we love <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/11/echo-fancy-dress-dog-funny-pictures_n_2276291.html">your fancy dress costumes</a>.

  • Note to David Cameron: you're not going to the stop the men in white coats coming to get you by pretending to be one of them.

  • None of the photographers had the heart to tell Will.i.Am that he was holding the camera the wrong way round.

  • To answer your questions: Yes, it's a pie-eating contest, and yes, the man with his hands in the air won.