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Guess Who's Missing?': Americans Wonder Why Obama Skipped Paris March

"As an American, I do wish we were better represented..."

Image via Twitter

The leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom and France locked arms.

Such longtime rivals as the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and the king of Jordan marched with the Prime Minister of Israel.

But high-ranking U.S. officials? Nowhere to be seen during Sunday's massive march against Islamist violence and in support of free speech in Paris.

The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft asked a sarcastic, "Guess who's missing?" tweeting an image of arm-in-arm world leaders...

...while plenty of other journalists and commentators noted the absence of President Barack Obama as well.

CNN's Jake Tapper, while remarking on the amazing sight of unity across nationalities and religions, couldn't help but say, "As an American, I do wish we were better represented in this beautiful procession."

He added that he didn't mean his remark as a criticism of the Obama administration; watch below:

While many were disappointed in Obama's absence, at least one observer was not.

U.S. Army veteran and Middle East scholar Andrew Exum tweeted that "an American face on things" could be counterproductive in the show of global unity against Islamist violence.

TheBlaze has reached out to the White House for comment on Obama's absence.

Follow Zach Noble (@thezachnoble) on Twitter

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