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Obama Kinda Totally Snubbed Iraq's Prime Minister

To be fair, he was in the middle of another conversation. But still. Dang.

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President Obama is in Germany for a meeting of the Group of 7 (G7), the largest economies in the world. On the G7's radar are matters of pressing importance like climate change and former member Russia's stance towards Europe.

Aside from the G7, other world leaders were also present for sideline meetings, including Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, among others.

It should ring some bells to Obama, but in this video, he can be seen sitting calmly chatting with IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Italian PM Matteo Renzi — and totally ignoring Al-Abadi sitting next to him.

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Abadi literally comes over and sits next to Obama before eventually wandering away, dejected.

Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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