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It was only a quick handshake - but even a simple formality revealed the imbalance of power between David Cameron and Barack Obama.
The US President once again left the Prime Minister red-faced with a demonstration of who's boss at the NATO summit in Wales.
The pair arrived at the same time and both went to shake hands with waiting delegates at the same moment.
Inevitably, the uber-confident President Obama emerged victorious - leaving poor Dave flapping his hand in the pretence that he was playing introducer.
The cringe-inducing moment was spotted by an eagle-eyed viewer during last night's BBC News.
It isn't the first time Cameron has been upstaged by his American counterpart.
In 2011, the President made a fool out of him during a game of table tennis.
Here's a reminder of that joyous occasion, plus four more of Cameron's most awkward moments:
Cameron is rubbish at ping pong





David Cameron tries to join in a game of doubles ping pong with Obama at a press call.
Unfortunately, he's not very good and ends up looking like the kid who always get picked last in PE.
Handshake turns into world's worst 'high 5'

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Frenemies: The Prime Minister shares an intimate moment with arch nemesis Jean-Claude Juncker


What happens when you spend days ****ging someone off and then you bump into them in front of a load of photographers?
You end up doing a high 5, of course.
Cameron had made it crystal clear he didn't want Jean-Claude Juncker to get the job as President of the European Commission.
Given his popularity among European leaders, that all but sealed the deal and ensured the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg was voted in.
Then the two best mates met each outside the European Parliament in Brussels.
They clearly didn't want to shake hands, but someone ended up doing this clenching hands in mid-air.
I'm on the phone to White House, honestly

Twitter / @David_CameronImage
I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions.


Cam tweeted this photo of himself on the phone to Barack Obama during the early days of the Ukraine crisis.
However, Twitter users were not impressed and quickly mocked the Prime Minister with a string of parody pictures pretending they had joined in on the call.
It culminated in acting legend Patrick Stewart joining in, tweeting a photograph of himself holding a tube of wet wipes to his ear and writing: “I’m now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay.”
I'm sexy and I know it

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David Cameron on the beach at Polzeath, Cornwall, during his family holidayDuring a financial crisis, you'd hope David Cameron would be keeping an eye on the rate of inflation... especially his own.
But these holiday pictures revealed that hadn't been the case for the rather portly Prime Minister .
Cameron - enjoying his fourth holiday of 2013 - was seen looking more Red than Blue as he soaked up a little too much sunshine on a beach in Cornwall.
Selfie harm

ImageCringe: Many slammed Cameron's "inappropriate" selfie at Mandela's memorial service

Cameron was suckered in by his old friend Obama once again with this ill-advised selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
The Prime Minister was widely criticised after he lunged into the three-way with the glamorous Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Given Michelle Obama's scathing expression, she was none too impressed by the stunt either.


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Do we really need threads on what is, at worst, the sort of tiny socially awkward moment we all experience, probably on a fairly regular basis?

This sort of tittle-tattle and editorialising should be left to the tabloids.
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To be fair he's the kind of person when after a handshake, you discretely wipe your hand.
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To be fair he's the kind of person when after a handshake, you discretely wipe your hand.
That's the illuminati jewish lizard slime.
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Cameron wasn't going in to shake their hands...he was introducing them to Obama. If you watch the video properly you'll realise that. Typically Mirror to try and make a **** headline about something that wasn't even true...
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To be fair he's the kind of person when after a handshake, you discretely wipe your hand.
No need for the discretely.
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Do we really need threads on what is, at worst, the sort of tiny socially awkward moment we all experience, probably on a fairly regular basis?

This sort of tittle-tattle and editorialising should be left to the tabloids.
The Mirror is a tabloid newpaper.
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Well come on, Cameron is a dork even by British standards.
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I don't really understand what this proves?

So he's a little portly, and so is pretty much half the country. When you're the Prime Minister you can't just go down to the gym every day to get a workout on. And either way I'm not really sure why his size matters in the slightest.

Right, and he's not good at sports? And?

People made fun of him on Twitter? So what?

Quite frankly, David Cameron has been one of the least awkward Prime Ministers we've had in a while. He always seems to have an answer to every question and his leadership has never really been called into question. All the flak has been taken by various other members of the government, such as Nick Clegg.
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It just looks like he's introducing them to Obama.
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I'm glad that political discussion and debate in the UK is at such a high standard.
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During a financial crisis, you'd hope David Cameron would be keeping an eye on the rate of inflation... especially his own.

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I'm glad that political discussion and debate in the UK is at such a high standard.
Political discussion? It's just a laugh, you can have a laugh at personalities and take part in serious political debate lighten up.
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It's cheap to mock him for his weight really, it's not as though he's obese. You can bet that if the Sun had done such a thing with Ed Balls they would have been lambasted.

It's also pretty shameless of the Mirror, who support Ed Miliband and Labour, to mock Cameron for being socially awkward.
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The Mirror couldn't even use a screen capture program, could only film a video on their phone.
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It's cheap to mock him for his weight really, it's not as though he's obese. You can bet that if the Sun had done such a thing with Ed Balls they would have been lambasted.

It's also pretty shameless of the Mirror, who support Ed Miliband and Labour, to mock Cameron for being socially awkward.
How can we trust a man who can't even keep himself in shape to run the country?
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He was paces behind Obama and Obama was already shaking hands when Cameron extended his.

Mirror making something out of nothing.
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How can we trust a man who can't even keep himself in shape to run the country?
He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Imagine the photos of him in the press hitting the gym: "Cameron's vanity finally gets the better of him as ministers discuss the economic hurdles the country faces".
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He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Imagine the photos of him in the press hitting the gym: "Cameron's vanity finally gets the better of him as ministers discuss the economic hurdles the country faces".
Good for him.
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How can we trust a man who can't even keep himself in shape to run the country?
Nice pun, but it's hard to gauge context online so I'm hoping the actual comment wasn't serious.
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