19/12/2012 09:47 GMT | Updated 19/12/2012 11:57 GMT

2012: The Year In (Funny) Pictures

It's been quite a year, we think you'll agree. Especially if you're an otter who happens to look like Benedict Cumberbatch.

Yes, from animal lookalikes to animals in IKEA, from the Olympic Games to the Diamond Jubilee, from the American election to the London mayoral one - here were some of our favourite, silliest moments caught on camera in 2012...

Photo gallery 2012's Funniest Pictures See Gallery

(All images Press Association, unless otherwise credited)