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The 21 Most Bizarre Political Moments Of 2013

The UK's politicians have been trying to out-weird each other over the last twelve months. These were the highlights.

1. David Cameron appears in a One Direction video.

2. Boris Johnson somehow scores an amazing trick shot.

3. Chukka Umunna gets jiggy with Will Smith.

4. Boris Johnson meets Will Smith.

5. Chris Huhne has his face crushed by a camera lens.

6. Keith Vaz dances to "Gangnam Style".

7. Ed Balls meets a girl on a toy horse on Oxford Street.

8. This Labour councillor gives birth to an alien.

9. Ed Miliband gets egged.

10. George Osborne inadvertantly dominates the news agenda after tweeting a picture of him eating a Byron Burger.

Putting final touches to the speech #SR2013

George Osborne

@George_Osborne

Putting final touches to the speech #SR2013

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(Which resulted in this front page.)

11. Communities secretary Eric Pickles hits back at George Osborne.

Putting final touches to the LGA speech #lgaconf13

Eric Pickles

@EricPickles

Putting final touches to the LGA speech #lgaconf13

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12. Eric Pickles' local paper hits out at Eric Pickles.

The best thing about your sis having Eric Pickles as her local MP is that sometimes she sends you things like this

Ellie Taylor

@EllieJaneTaylor

The best thing about your sis having Eric Pickles as her local MP is that sometimes she sends you things like this

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13. This dog takes a dislike to David Cameron.

14. Boris Johnson gets on this horse.

15. Keith Vaz sings the songs of Grease.

16. Iain Dale tackles a man holding a "No Nukes" sign at Labour party conference.

17. Alan Duncan wins Westminster Dog of the Year.

MPs bring in their pooches for the competition every September. And take it as seriously as any parliamentary battle, organised by The Kennel Club and the Dogs Trust.

(Duncan even made a manifesto for his dog.)

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18. The Sunday Sport attacks Ed Miliband.

19. Ed Miliband declares war on the Sunday Sport.

20. David Cameron falls asleep in a four poster bed and is captured in the background of his sister-in-law's Instagram.

21. UKIP politician Godfrey Bloom hits journalist Michael Crick over the head with his own leaflet following an argument about the lack of non-white faces in the pamphlet and whether you can say that women who don't clean behind the fridge are "sluts".