The Welsh cities of Newport and Cardiff have been invaded by 10,000 police personnel as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit takes over. Starting on Thursday, a terrorist’s shopping list of targets will arrive in Wales with NATO leaders and some 60 other leaders of partner nations arriving in the small peaceful country.
A police officer walks past a Scout Specialist Vehicle and a Foxhound armoured vehicle on the fairway at Celtic Manor golf club near Newport in Wales. Celtic Manor will host the NATO summit. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters
British police officers patrol near the golf course of the Celtic Manor Hotel ahead of the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters
Police officers stand by a closed road in the centre of Cardiff, ahead of the NATO summit, in Cardiff. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters
A police officer stands near a model of Typhoon fighter jet at the Celtic Manor Hotel, ahead of the NATO summit, in Newport, Wales. Photograph: Leon Neal/Pool/Reuters
A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer, HMS Duncan, is berthed in Cardiff Bay, ahead of the forthcoming NATO summit, in Wales. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters
Armed police officers stand in an inflatable boat, in Cardiff Bay, ahead of the forthcoming NATO summit, Wales. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters