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Nato summit week draws to close with military open day

Military organisers estimated that 70,000 people attended a 'Meet the Forces' day in Cardiff Bay on Sunday, at the end of the Nato summit Wales week.

Police have hailed the security operation - the largest the UK has ever seen - as a success, with 31 arrests made in total.

World leaders including Barack Obama left Wales on Friday, praising Newport and Cardiff for a warm welcome.

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NATO Summit - How will Newport compare to Chicago?

The last NATO summit was in Chicago in 2012. Credit: ITV Wales

Later today the Newport City Summit will meet to discuss how to make the most of the major milestones coming to the city in 2014.

Arguably the largest event heading to Newport will be the NATO summit in September - but how will it compare to Chicago, the last city to host it?

According to reports, the Summit in Chicago helped pump $123m into the city's economy. The event also brought around 2,000 journalists to the area.

Much of the leftover funds have since been earmarked for community projects across Chicago. Many people in Newport will be hoping their city will reap similar benefits.

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