As President Obama was speaking to young leaders in Laos today, one thing was noticeably missing:

His wedding ring.

Look at this still image from his town hall meeting earlier today:

Barack Obama wedding ring

It’s not the first time Obama has shed his wedding ring.

The Free Beacon reported last August:

Obama, who was at Camp David in Maryland on Sunday, arrived back at the White House and was photographed by the Associated Press without a ring on his hand. He was playing golf earlier in the day to celebrate his birthday, which comes this Tuesday.

Obama’s ring, however, was off his finger long before he stepped on the course. He was photographed on Friday signing highway funding legislation and was not wearing his ring.

First Lady Michelle Obama is not on the president’s trip to Southeast Asia.

She’s scheduled to appear with rapper Q-Tip on Thursday to honor “the fifth annual class of the National Student Poets Program,” reports.