NATO leaders pose for family photo at summit

In a more pared-back gathering than past NATO summits, in part due to COVID-19 restrictions, without fighter jet fly-pasts, the 30 allies gathered in their glass and steel headquarters to agree reforms for a multipolar, post-Cold War world where China's military rise presents a new challenge.

The summit is a "unique opportunity" to renew transatlantic ties, according to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Leaders are set to commit to reducing climate impact, and to lowering the bar for any retaliation to cyber attacks. Space, Afghanistan and political reforms to make NATO more responsive in a multipolar world are also on the agenda.

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