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Bill Shorten Denies Giving Tony Abbott Bunny Ears In Hilarious Netball Photo

Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten met the world champion Australian Diamonds netballers at Parliament House on Thursday, recognising the team's achievements in winning the last three world championships and six of the last seven.

But it was a happy snap putting the most smiles on faces.

Yep, that's our Prime Minister getting "bunny ears" in a smiling group photo. Classic prank!

For a brief moment, we nearly combusted with joy with the idea Shorten had stuck up two fingers behind Abbott's head; was the Labor leader showing us his lighter side?

Sadly, not. Shorten soon cleared up any possibility that he was the culprit.

Shorten denied responsibility, with blame for the childish prank instead levelled at... well, a child.

Let's take a look at that from another angle, courtesy of AAP.

Seems to settle the argument once and for all. Sadly, we're now just left with the image of Shorten with a goofy grin and the tiny, delicate hands of a small girl.

(Fairfax Media/Alex Ellinghausen)

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