A worker is visible at left behind openings of a panel as he constructs part of the free exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is to remain open until May and then is to go on tour.
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WASHINGTON - Four new postage stamps highlighting the many aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life are to be released today as the nation commemorates his 200th birthday this week.
The 42-cent stamps depict him as a rail-splitter, a lawyer, a politician, and as U.S. president.
A ceremony marking the issuance of the stamps is scheduled for this morning in Springfield, Ill., where Lincoln is buried. Lincoln, the 16th president, was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky.