Australia: Obama's Itinerary Found In Street By Journalist

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the troops at RAAF Darwin as Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard looks on during the second day of his 2-day visit to Australia, on November 17, 2011, in Darwin, Australia. (Getty) | Getty

CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian government says it is investigating how a classified booklet detailing Barack Obama's itinerary came to be lost in a gutter during the president's visit last week.

Journalist Dylan Welch of The Age newspaper reported that he found the 120-page booklet on Thursday about 100 yards (meters) from Parliament House in Canberra, where Obama attended several functions during his 27-hour Australian visit.

The booklet contained details on Obama's itinerary, his security convoy and the cell phone numbers of senior U.S. and Australian officials.

Australia's Attorney-General's Department said in a statement on Sunday it was investigating. The department said it did not comment on security matters.

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