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Lincoln's 200th Gets Stamp of Approval

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    The U.S. Post Office is joining in on the celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday with the issuance of four new 42-cent stamps.

    Four new postage stamps featuringAbraham Lincoln were released today to help mark the famed president's 200th birthday.

    The 42-cent stamps show Lincoln as rail splitter, a lawyer, a politician and president.

    The stamps were officially revealed at Illinois' Old State Capitol, in the very room where Lincoln served as a state lawmaker.

    Thursday is the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth in Kentucky.

    Events to celebrate the occasion include a banquet in Springfield with President Barack Obama.