Kissing Fish, Playing Guitar and Biking Through London: Business as Usual for Boris Johnson

The former mayor of London, known for his scandals and jokes, is Britain's new foreign secretary. Take a look at his most colorful moments.

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Boris Johnson plays a game of table tennis with pupils in London, U.K., June 25, 2010.
Boris Johnson plays a game of table tennis with pupils in London, U.K., June 25, 2010.Credit: Akira Suemori, AP

Former London mayor Boris Johnson was appointed as Britain's foreign secretary on Wednesday. With a record of scandals and jokes — he has compared the goals of the EU to those of Adolf Hitler — Johnson is probably Britain's most eccentric politician. Take a look at some of his most colorful moments.

Madame Tussauds London marks Boris Johnson's victory in the mayoral election by giving him a post-party makeover, London, U.K., May 4, 2012.Credit: Jonathan Short, AP
Boris Johnson kisses a wild salmon next to porter Greg Essex at Billingsgate Fish Market in London, U.K., June 22, 2016.Credit: Stefan Rousseau, AP
Boris Johnson sips from his frothy coffee as he talks to voters on the final day of campaigning before the EU referendum vote, Selby, U.K., June 22, 2016. Credit: Andrew Parsons, AP
Boris Johnson plays rugby with Japanese elementary school children in Tokyo, Japan, October 15, 2015.Credit: STR / AFP
Boris Johnson poses for the media with a plate of food in the athletes' dining hall at the Olympic and Paralympic athlete's village in London, U.K., July 12, 2012.Credit: Matt Dunham, AP
Boris Johnson sits behind a sewing machine.Credit: Matt Dunham, AP
Boris Johnson blows a vuvuzelas to mark the start of South Africa World Cup Soccer, London, U.K., June 11, 2010.Credit: Sang Tan, AP
Boris Johnson promotes two new schemes aimed at supporting and promoting busking and street performance with the busking band The Tailormade, London, U.K., March 23, 2015.Credit: Alastair Grant, AP
Boris Johnson wears virtual reality goggles during a visit to the Google offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, November 9, 2015.Credit: Dan Balilty, AP
Boris Johnson rides his bike along Whitehall in London, U.K., July 6, 2016.Credit: Peter Nicholls, Reuters
Boris Johnson holds up a lobster as he visits Sam Cole Foods fish processing factory in Lowestoft, U.K., June 16, 2016.Credit: Stefan Rousseau, AP

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