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Top Scottish photobombs in the frame

Al desko, onesie and selfie have all made it into the new edition of the Collins English Dictionary, a Glasgow institution since the early 19th Century.

Among the new entries, this year's Word Of The Year was photobomb.

In celebration we have a look at some of the more memorable Scottish photobombs from the past couple of years.


Hammer time

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In happier times at Manchester United, David Moyes took time to relax with a cheeky grin as the Reds cruised to a 4-0 cup win over Norwich City.

Moyes was snapped in the background as GB Olympic hammer thrower Sarah Holt took a picture of her sister at Old Trafford in October 2013.

The Scot made it through until April the following year, when the hammer was replaced by a hook.


In the bag

Image caption Salmond couldn't resist a wee wave of the Saltire at Wimbledon

The Scottish first minister caused a stir with a Saltire after popping up behind Prime Minister David Cameron at the All England Club.

Mr Salmond was celebrating with the Scottish flag after Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon.

He told the BBC that the flag had been in his wife Moira's handbag and that he'd taken the year before "but didn't get chance to use it".


Royal appointment

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Now this tweet also combines both a selfie and a photobomb - and as photobombs go it's quite hard to compete with Her Majesty The Queen.

The monarch wandered into shot, smiling, as Australian field hockey player Jayde Taylor was taking a #commonwelfie with a fellow Hockeyroo.

Prince Harry also got into the photobombing mood at the Games, pulling off a thumbs up in the background at the rugby sevens.

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Image caption New Zealand's Sir Gordon Tietjens and Sport Manawatu boss Trevor Shailer were unaware of their royal 'fan'

Indyref Yes-bomb

Fast forward over a year from Alex Salmond's All England Saltire and it was some enterprising indyref Yessers who made it onto the telly.

This time the scene of the photo opportunity was Glasgow's "Squinty Bridge" across the Clyde.

The independence enthusiasts managed to manoeuvre a large neon Yes sign into shot as the late night Reporting Scotland bulletin went out.


Watch the birdie

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Image caption Westwood pulled this photobomb out of the bag at the Ryder Cup

Back to sport and Lee Westwood was the culprit in this shot taken ahead of the opening ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

As Ian and Katie Poulter were posing at an event with Team Europe, Westwood decided to live up to his Wildcard ranking.

The high jinx in the Europe camp was replaced by a focussed performance, which saw them beat the US 16½-11½.


Spider attack

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Media captionAs Graham was reading the news, in came a spider

In our last entry, an early morning edition of Reporting Scotland took a sinister turn with a photobomb which spread across the World Wide Web.

As Graham Stewart was reading the news a "giant spider" appeared in a live background shot of the Clyde to capture its prey.

The arachnid intruder made off with its meal, but the attack still lives on - racking up more than 1.6 million views on YouTube.


Don't forget that if you have any great pictures, photobombs or otherwise, you can submit them for our weekly picture gallery.

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