23/09/2013 12:20 BST | Updated 23/09/2013 13:01 BST

35 Hilariously Awkward Politician-Children Encounters (PICTURES)

They say you should never work with children or animals.

But if you happen to be a child (or animal), may we suggest you never work with politicians?

Because the only thing more awkward than a political photo-opportunity is a political photo-opportunity involving babies. Or teenagers. Or any age of child in between.

Yes, from past Prime Ministers to our present one, from Labour to the Lib Dems, here are just 35 examples of Hilariously Awkward Politician/Children Encounters...

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