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photo op

A shortening of "photo(graph) opportunity," literally, an ideal chance to take photographs, especially of someone famous. The actors all got together for a photo op with fans at the convention. The CEO agreed to a rare photo op for the press.
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photo op(portunity)

a time or event designed for taking pictures of a celebrity. All the photographers raced toward a photo op with the president.
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Improved planning for daily and weekly photography coverage also helps editors avoid having to run a prestaged photo op simply because the newspaper is compelled to run that particular candidate on that day.
After all, if Reagan could pull the wheelchairs out from under the elderly and still, thanks to gushy photo ops and a pliant press, appear as the old folks' champion, smooth-talking Clinton-- with the fight communications plan--should also be able to have his way.
She had actually gotten dressed and left the house, figuring she was at least going to have a nice photo op with Paul Simon or maybe Bono.
The subtext of each carefully crafted soundbite, speech, gesture, and photo op in the Clinton White House has been: "I care.
She knew her kid would never win a medal, but she wanted him to look spiffy in case there was an opening ceremony or some other photo op.