Watch: Merkel panics after forgetting mask at Parliament session

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a moment of extreme embarrassment as she forgot her face mask at the podium following a gov't speech.

Eitan Divinsky ,

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's relatively minor concentration lapse has turned into an online sensation after cameras caught her panicking after she left her protective face mask at the podium following a parliament speech. Merkel can be seen making a dash for the podium to retrieve the item.

The Chancellor was able to collect herself and laugh off the uncomfortable gaffe minutes after the incident.