On the left, Abraham Lincoln in 1858 during his campaign for the Senate of Illinois, just three years before becoming President of the United States. On the right, President Lincoln in 1865, just before his assassination. It's only seven years, but it looks like two decades.
Athena—the season's first major winter storm—is just beginning to hit New York City. This is bad news—the situation is still pretty rough for many residents. Hurricane Sandy really wreaked havoc in the city; here's a collection of the most astounding before and after comparisons.