photo op

noun
\-ˈäp \

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In a gesture that would be scrutinized for its meaning, Trump brushed the shoulders of the French president's pristine suit before one of their photo ops. Raf Casert, Fox News, "Friend or foe at NATO? Who knows when Trump comes to dinner," 10 July 2018 Also part of the pop-culture convention: comic-book creators, cosplay, photo ops, Star Wars Trivia, a kids con and more. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Things To Do This Week," 25 June 2018 Following his first photo op, which the baby royal basically slept through, his mother took some adorable portraits at home, one of which features Prince Charlotte kissing her baby brother on the forehead. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Prince Louis' First Official Photos Compare to Princess Charlotte's," 6 May 2018 There are some photo ops that aren't always the easiest to get right: Passport photos, your driver's license, back camera iPhone selfies (although Zendaya did prove us wrong), and school pictures. Helena Yeung, Teen Vogue, "Beauty Influencer Kevin Kodra Posts High School Senior Portrait on Instagram," 2 May 2018 Chandler Basha, under new coach Chris McDonald, wrapped up a three-day camp in Winslow on Monday with a fun photo op. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Scenes from Arizona high school football preseason camps," 10 July 2018 This cozy cotton cat bed out of Bellevue looks like a slice of watermelon, and provides a comfy nest and endless summer photo ops. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Summer-themed toys for your four-legged friends," 26 June 2018 Benches on the waterside parkland offer pastoral photo ops. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "N.C.'s haul from ‘native son’ Blackbeard's 300th anniversary: Tourist gold," 22 June 2018 All of y’all Trumps are complicit in the stealing of children, and no photo op is going to change that. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "Dear Melania Trump: Please Stop Trying to Be the Moral Compass for the White House—You’re Trash, Too," 21 June 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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