When the leader of a friendly nation visits the president, the troops and guards conducting the formalities are under extra scrutiny. Perfection is not an option.
So when one Ukrainian honor guard accidentally knocked his own hat off during his announcement of the arrival of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, he could have seriously embarrassed himself and his country.
Luckily, he caught his hat with Jedi like reflexes, and even seemed to have impressed the world leaders.
“The best part is not the guard’s smooth recovery, but the way both presidents barely kept straight faces through the blunder,” says DailyPicksAndFlicks.