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Nato aircraft in summit flypast over Newport and Cardiff

Red Arrows

Thousands of people gathered to watch 22 military aircraft from nine countries fly over Newport and Cardiff.

The flypast - on day two of the Nato summit - was watched by President Barack Obama, David Cameron and other leaders from the Celtic Manor.

The RAF's Red Arrows were joined by fighters from the USA, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal and the Netherlands.

There were cheers as the jets passed over the crowds in Cardiff Bay.

Thousands of people lined Roath Basin with more watching from the cliffs of Penarth.

The first jets passed over Cardiff Bay at 09:00 BST.

In Newport people gathered on the Millennium Footbridge, and the display passed over the south of the city centre, over Spytty Park, Beechwood Park and Lliswerry.

The display was led by an RAF Typhoon flanked by two Polish Mig-29s, followed by a Voyager, the RAF's largest aircraft, and finished with a display from the Red Arrows.

F-16 Falcons were also involved.

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Image caption Red Arrows pilot Ross Harrington captured this picture as the team made their way to Cardiff
Image copyright Ross Harrison
Image caption Later the aerial display team moved on to Newport
Image copyright Ross Harrison
Image caption Moving into formation
Image copyright Ieuan Berry
Image caption Letting off their coloured plumes
Image caption The Red Arrows were greeted by cheers from the crowds
Image caption People tried to capture the moment on cameras and phones
Image caption Crowds gathered at Cardiff Bay to watch the fly past
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Image caption The sun was out as the planes passed over Cardiff Bay
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Image caption Leaders walk out to watch the flypast at the Celtic Manor
Image caption David Cameron and Barack Obama waited for the flypast outside the Celtic Manor
Image caption The leaders fell silent as the jets passed overhead
Image caption They pointed at the Red Arrows as they flew over the resort
Image caption UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond watches from the Celtic Manor as the Red Arrows conclude
Image copyright Carwyn Jones
Image caption Wales' First Minister tweeted a picture of school children watching the flypast in Cardiff Bay
Image caption Carwyn Jones and Stephen Crabb watch with pupils from Mount Stuart Primary School
Image caption People started to gather in Cardiff Bay early on Friday morning
Image caption The jets flew over Cardiff Bay on Friday morning
Image caption Hundreds of people lined the Roath Basin in Cardiff Bay, hoping to catch a glimpse of the flypast
Image caption Onlookers took seats on the steps of the Senedd
Image caption Alyssa, 4, and Kyron, 3, came from Barry, south Wales, to see the planes
Image caption Entrepreneurial spirit is shown by one man carrying a bunch of jet-shaped balloons
Image caption People started gathering in Cardiff Bay ahead of the flypast
Image caption The view across Cardiff Bay from the cliffs of Penarth
Image copyright Natalie Jayne Tooze
Image caption People went out to watch the flypast from their gardens

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