photo op

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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 The photo is from a Buckingham Palace photo op that took place in April 1949. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas Message Features a Rare Prince Charles Photo," 25 Dec. 2018 Eugenie wore a very Christmas-y red and black dress for the occasion and held her husband's hand for the important stroll/photo op. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Made Their Royal Christmas Debut This Year," 26 Dec. 2018 Santorini might just be the most romantic place on earth—the sunsets are magical, the photo ops are endless, and the culture of indulgence seems virtually tailor-made for couples. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Andronis Concept Santorini," 13 Sep. 2018 Cruise 45 minutes south from Braselton through downtown Atlanta for a quick photo op at Jackson Street Bridge (seen in The Walking Dead's opening scene), then continue for two hours to Senoia, where the majority of AMC’s franchise is set. Matthew Monagan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Road Trip: 3 Days in Georgia, the Hollywood of the South," 20 July 2018 The event was clearly a good photo op for both leaders, but the top goal from the U.S. perspective was reducing the nuclear threat posed by Kim’s regime. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "Half of Americans think the North Korea summit will help decrease the nuclear threat," 14 June 2018 What might have been a forced photo op for another manager quickly turned into something more genuine for Gardenhire. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "New Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire a hit with fans because he's genuine," 27 Jan. 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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