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Global Wind Day: Get You Dose of Lulz Watching Politicians Trying to Deal With Strong Gusts

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More than 10 years ago, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) joined forces with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) to pronounce 15 June as Global Wind Day.

The event is dedicated to the informing people about wind energy, its capabilities and on how it can change the world for better. 

Events held this day include visits to onshore and offshore wind farms, information campaigns, demonstration turbines being set up in cities, wind workshops and a wind parade.

Sputnik has decided to spotlight the power of wind energy from a different angle - showing how politicians worldwide deal with heavy winds that strike unexpectedly.

© Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin / Go to the photo bankRussian President Vladimir Putin (centre) arrives at the Khmelevka training ground in the Kaliningrad Region, for the Russian-Belarusian West 2013 drills.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) arrives at the Khmelevka training ground in the Kaliningrad Region, for the Russian-Belarusian West 2013 drills - Sputnik International
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) arrives at the Khmelevka training ground in the Kaliningrad Region, for the Russian-Belarusian West 2013 drills.
© AFP 2021 / Stefan Sauer / dpa German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pictured standing in the wind after visiting the newly opened tourist information centre and inaugurating an electric bus, on the the island of Ummanz, near the island of Ruegen in north-eastern Germany, on October 25, 2019.
 Канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель на сильном ветру, 2019 год - Sputnik International
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pictured standing in the wind after visiting the newly opened tourist information centre and inaugurating an electric bus, on the the island of Ummanz, near the island of Ruegen in north-eastern Germany, on October 25, 2019.
© AFP 2021 / Leon NealBritain's Queen Elizabeth II (L), former US President Barack Obama (2nd L), former US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L), former US President Barack Obama (2nd L), former US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011 - Sputnik International
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L), former US President Barack Obama (2nd L), former US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011.
© AFP 2021 / Isabel InfantesThe wind catches the hair of former British Prime Minister Theresa May as she comes out of Downing Street to greet New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in London on January 13, 2017.
The wind catches the hair of former British Prime Minister Theresa May as she comes out of Downing Street to greet New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in London on January 13, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The wind catches the hair of former British Prime Minister Theresa May as she comes out of Downing Street to greet New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in London on January 13, 2017.
© AFP 2021 / Yoshikazu TsunoWhile in the strong wind, Japanese Land and Transport Minister Chikage Ohgi (L) and Chiba Governor Akiko Domoto (R) prepare to cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony of the second runway of the New Tokyo International Airport in Narita city, suburban Tokyo, 17 April 2002. The runway opened after years of delays, due to objections by landowners and farmers, to help the country cope with an expected influx of soccer fans and tourists ahead of the upcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.
While in the strong wind, Japanese Land and Transport Minister Chikage Ohgi (L) and Chiba Governor Akiko Domoto (R) prepare to cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony of the second runway of the New Tokyo International Airport in Narita city, suburban Tokyo, 17 April 2002. The runway opened after years of delays, due to objections by landowners and farmers, to help the country cope with an expected influx of soccer fans and tourists ahead of the upcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan - Sputnik International
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While in the strong wind, Japanese Land and Transport Minister Chikage Ohgi (L) and Chiba Governor Akiko Domoto (R) prepare to cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony of the second runway of the New Tokyo International Airport in Narita city, suburban Tokyo, 17 April 2002. The runway opened after years of delays, due to objections by landowners and farmers, to help the country cope with an expected influx of soccer fans and tourists ahead of the upcoming 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.
© AFP 2021 / Alejandro PagniArgentina's former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner walks upon her arrival to the heliport near the "Casa Rosada" presidential house in Buenos Aires on October 30th, 2007.
Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner walks upon her arrival to the heliport near the Casa Rosada presidential house in Buenos Aires on October 30th, 2007 - Sputnik International
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Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner walks upon her arrival to the heliport near the "Casa Rosada" presidential house in Buenos Aires on October 30th, 2007.
© AFP 2021 / Ludovic MarinFrench President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, First Lady Brigitte Macron, arrive at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport on June 7, 2018 in Montreal, Canada, ahead of the G7 summit.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, First Lady Brigitte Macron, arrive at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport on June 7, 2018 in Montreal, Canada, ahead of the G7 summit - Sputnik International
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, First Lady Brigitte Macron, arrive at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport on June 7, 2018 in Montreal, Canada, ahead of the G7 summit.
© AP Photo / Peter DejongThen US President Bill Clinton looks on as his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak's papers are carried away by a gust of wind during the final address following their one-day Summit of Peacemakers in Sharm El Sheik, Wednesday March 13, 1996.
US President Bill Clinton looks on as his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak's papers are carried away by a gust of wind during the final address following their one-day Summit of Peacemakers in Sharm El Sheik, Wednesday March 13, 1996 - Sputnik International
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Then US President Bill Clinton looks on as his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak's papers are carried away by a gust of wind during the final address following their one-day Summit of Peacemakers in Sharm El Sheik, Wednesday March 13, 1996.
© AFP 2021 / Claus Fisker / SCANPIXMary Donaldson of Australia looks at her hat which flew off during a gust of wind upon her arrival at the Parliament in Copenhagen 13 May 2004.
Mary Donaldson of Australia looks at her hat which flew off during a gust of wind upon her arrival at the Parliament in Copenhagen 13 May 2004 - Sputnik International
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Mary Donaldson of Australia looks at her hat which flew off during a gust of wind upon her arrival at the Parliament in Copenhagen 13 May 2004.
© AFP 2021 / Saul LoebUS First Lady Melania Trump disembarks from her military aeroplane upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport October 4, 2018, for a 1-day visit in Malawi, part of her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign.
US First Lady Melania Trump disembarks from her military aeroplane upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport October 4, 2018, for a 1-day visit in Malawi, part of her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign - Sputnik International
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US First Lady Melania Trump disembarks from her military aeroplane upon arrival at Lilongwe International Airport October 4, 2018, for a 1-day visit in Malawi, part of her week-long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign.
© AFP 2021 / Alexander Drozdov / INTERPRESSRussian Former Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov (R) welcomes his French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie (C) as they arrive for meeting with students of St. Petersburg State University, 20 January 2005.
Russian Former Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov (R) welcomes his French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie (C) as they arrive for meeting with students of  St. Petersburg State University, 20 January 2005 - Sputnik International
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Russian Former Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov (R) welcomes his French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie (C) as they arrive for meeting with students of St. Petersburg State University, 20 January 2005.
© AFP 2021 / David AkeThe wind off of the San Francisco bay catches in former US President Bill Clinton's jogging suit 26 June after a morning jog near the Golden Gate Bridge.
The wind off of the San Francisco bay catches in former US President Bill Clinton's jogging suit 26 June after a morning jog near the Golden Gate Bridge - Sputnik International
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The wind off of the San Francisco bay catches in former US President Bill Clinton's jogging suit 26 June after a morning jog near the Golden Gate Bridge.
© AFP 2021 / Dave ChanQueen Elizabeth II (C) looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as her dress blows in the wind as Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps (L) and Newfoundland's Premier Brian Tobin watch at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 25 June 1997.
Queen Elizabeth II (C) looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as her dress blows in the wind as Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps (L) and Newfoundland's Premier Brian Tobin watch at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 25 June 1997 - Sputnik International
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Queen Elizabeth II (C) looks out over the Atlantic Ocean as her dress blows in the wind as Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps (L) and Newfoundland's Premier Brian Tobin watch at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 25 June 1997.
© AP Photo / Bob EdmeFormer presidential candidate Segolene Royal holds her skirt as the wind blows during her visit of the French engineering group Alstom plant in Aytre, near La Rochelle, southwestern France, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006.
Former presidential candidate Segolene Royal holds her skirt as the wind blows during her visit of the French engineering group Alstom plant in Aytre, near La Rochelle, southwestern France, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 - Sputnik International
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Former presidential candidate Segolene Royal holds her skirt as the wind blows during her visit of the French engineering group Alstom plant in Aytre, near La Rochelle, southwestern France, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006.
© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez MonsivaisUS President Donald Trump's umbrella is turned inside out by a gust of wind while stepping off Air Force One during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2018.
US President Donald Trump's umbrella is turned inside out by a gust of wind while stepping off Air Force One during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sputnik International
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US President Donald Trump's umbrella is turned inside out by a gust of wind while stepping off Air Force One during his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, April 28, 2018.
© AP Photo / ITAR-TASS / Dmitry Astakhov / Presidential Press ServiceJolanta Kwasniewska, wife of the former Polish president, left, helps shield the hair of then US first lady Laura Bush, from the blustery wind during a photo opportunity during the plenary meeting of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or Icmec, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
Jolanta Kwasniewska, wife of the former Polish president, left, helps shield the hair of  US first lady Laura Bush, from the blustery wind during a photo opportunity during the plenary meeting of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or Icmec, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 - Sputnik International
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Jolanta Kwasniewska, wife of the former Polish president, left, helps shield the hair of then US first lady Laura Bush, from the blustery wind during a photo opportunity during the plenary meeting of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or Icmec, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.
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