Democrat or Republican, no candidate can resist an age-old campaign standard: the political photo op. Here’s a look at some finely staged moments.
Everyone loves babies Then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama holds a baby during his visit to Harper's Restaurant in Columbia, S.C., in 2008, the day of South Carolina's Democratic primary. The baby shot is a standard in politics, from presidential candidates to city aldermen. Jason Reed/Reuters
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.