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PHOTOS: Britain's largest security operation

September 04, 2014 17:40 IST

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

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