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198 Mugs With Typo in Obama's Name Destroyed in Australia—Report 198 Mugs With Typo in Obama's Name Destroyed in Australia—Report

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198 Mugs With Typo in Obama's Name Destroyed in Australia—Report

This June 7, 2010, image from television supplied by Network 10 shows a commemorative mug of the 2010 presidential visit by President Obama sitting on a stone pillar in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. A Parliament House official told senators on Monday that 198 mugs were smashed and buried under wet concrete at a loading dock behind the building.(AP Photo/Network 10)

May 22, 2012

Australian officials smashed and buried under concrete nearly 200 commemorative mugs with a misspelling of President Obama's name, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. 

The 198 mugs, which had an extra "r" in Obama's first name, commemorated a 2010 visit to the continent. 

"Due to the sensitivity associated with the mistake that was made with the president's name, the last thing we wanted was for the fragments to be found on a garbage tip somewhere," said Bronwyn Graham, a Parliament House official, according to AP.

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