Silvio Berlusconi seems to be only getting sillier, and stranger, with age. It seems as if every week this year brought a new gaffe or accusation of bad behavior, often more ridiculous than the last. Hardly a month went by without the Italian leader managing to conquer a new corner of social misconduct that had previously seemed unreachable.
Berlusconi's last 12 months have included accusations of sexual misconduct, fraud and general boorishness that, somehow, haven't affected his political fortunes all that significantly. But they have been proven great fodder for headline writers around the world. And so to honor some of his most dubious moments, here's a look back at the best Berlusconi blunders of the year.