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The Canadian Prime Minister Is Still Trying To Figure Out How To Pose With Animals

Stephen Harper loves animals, but sometimes pictures with them don't work out.

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1. When he was chillin' with a panda in China...

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2. ...and made this face.

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3. When he and wife Laureen apparently tried to sneak up on a cow.

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4. And this other lil' cow was just not into Harper's hug.

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5. When he cuddled with a "new friend" named Jimbelung.

6. And awkwardly posed with this other stately goat-friend named "Batisse X."

7. When this husky totally stole the PM's spotlight.

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8. And this smiley beluga totally photobombed him.

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9. When no one in this situation looked comfortable.

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10. And, lastly, when this happened.

Emma Loop is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. PGP fingerprint: 4A39 DD99 953C 6CAF D68C 85CD C380 AB23 859B 0611.

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