photo op

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\ -ˈäp How to pronounce photo op (audio) \

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For example, there were these early photo ops in Paris in 2016. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper Made a Rare Red Carpet Appearance at the Met Gala," 8 May 2018 Prince William and Kate Middleton opted for the post-hospital photo op all three times, resulting in gorgeous photos of the families and of the newborn royal baby. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wore a Gorgeous White Dress in the First Photos of the Royal Baby," 8 May 2019 The rapper's look made for a truly dramatic photo op going up the iconic Met Gala staircase. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B's Massive Met Gala Gown Needed Its Own 10-Person Entourage," 7 May 2019 Unlike Kate Middleton and Prince William, Meghan and Harry will likely not have a big photo op after the birth of their child. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle Is in Labor With the Royal Baby Right Now," 6 May 2019 There's an extra charge for autographs and photo ops, and the price depends on the celebrity. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Phoenix Comic Fest guide: Here's how to navigate the event like a superhero," 16 May 2018 But a seriously good hair day and prime photo op with the park's most in-demand man? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Blake Lively Has the Best Hair in Disneyland—Minnie Mouse Ears Included," 11 Oct. 2018 First lady Melania Trump has done it for countless photo ops; Kim Kardashian West has done it in Paris. Michelle Ruiz, WSJ, "Wearing Your Coat Like a Cape: The Ultimate Female Power Move?," 20 Feb. 2019 The potential for a social media photo ops was just too good to pass up. Venus Wong, Glamour, "That 'Racist' Prom Dress Debacle Is a Lot More Complicated Than You Think," 11 May 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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