Running one of the largest, most prosperous and most powerful nations in the world as the President of the United States is a stressful task, and these photos will show what sort of effect that stress can have on a person's health.

The majority of the US presidents pictured here spent about eight years in the presidency, so one could argue that they would have aged one way or another. The stress of their work, however - even for those who spent only four years in office - definitely speeds up the natural aging process.

The four years of Abraham Lincoln's presidency, the most tumultuous in America's history as a nation, left an especially obvious mark on the beleaguered president.

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and even John F. Kennedy, with his untimely short presidency, all ended their terms with clearly visible changes in their health. Being the president or prime minister of any country can be a stressful experience.

A president is what half of the kids want to be when they grow up, but there are some clearly visible disadvantages in this line of work. See our picks of the famous presidents before and after photos below.

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Barack Obama 2008/2016

Barack Obama 2008/2016

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Rømain Jeangerard
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4 years ago

Even his tie got greyier...

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Abraham Lincoln 1861/1865

Abraham Lincoln 1861/1865

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ShenenehJ
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4 years ago

Wow.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933/1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933/1945

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varwenea
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4 years ago

Well, 12 years and a world war sure can wear a person down..

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Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953/1961

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953/1961

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I Can Fly!
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4 years ago

OMG he looks almost exactly the same in those 2 pics!

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Harry S. Truman 1945/1953

Harry S. Truman 1945/1953

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Ginger Prudholme
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4 years ago

Racial tensions and civil rights groups aged the heck outta him. He probably had threats on his life. He was so stubborn, but knew what needed to be done. He just didn't do it. Aged him a lot. Doing the wrong thing will.

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Ronald Reagan 1981/1989

Ronald Reagan 1981/1989

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varwenea
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4 years ago

He actually looks about the same to me.

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John F. Kennedy 1961/1963

John F. Kennedy 1961/1963

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Jainu Jogani
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4 years ago

did he just get younger?

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Richard Nixon 1969/1973

Richard Nixon 1969/1973

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Levente Krisztián Büte
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4 years ago

Nixon didn't get older, he just went FullHD instead. :D

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Bill Clinton 1993/2001

Bill Clinton 1993/2001

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Lauren Whitman
Community Member
4 years ago

An official portrait and a candid shot, hardly a fair comparison.

Barry Parker
Community Member
4 years ago

Does it matter? He looks like he didn't age a bit

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Monique Orrell
Community Member
4 years ago

White teeth vs yellow teeth

Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

Retouched vs not.

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Pinky Marthel
Community Member
4 years ago

All I see is yellow teeth

Adthapol Nilla-or
Community Member
3 years ago

Clinton looks alright in both

Robert Heinoja
Community Member
4 years ago

If you get blowjob in your office by your secretary then i dont suprise that he did not get older.

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa
Community Member
4 years ago

He didn't change much... just stained his teeth with coffee

Charlotte Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

Clinton looks better ,must be his vegan diet

Maureen Rouse
Community Member
4 years ago

From the red veins in his nose, it looks like he was seriously hitting the bottle. Of course, if I had to be married to Hillary, I would be hitting the bottle as well.

Maja McIver
Community Member
4 years ago

His nose grew

Ginger Prudholme
Community Member
4 years ago

I just read that he does have Rosacea. Poor guy. Ouch!

Ginger Prudholme
Community Member
4 years ago

Does Bill have Rosacea? Looks painful.

Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

It's not necessarily painful.

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Kristopher Michaels
Community Member
4 years ago

He looks really old now

Yves Rioux
Community Member
4 years ago

Too much activity with lewinsky xan kill

Keersten Kassab
Community Member
4 years ago

https://youtu.be/gjTAgKAZW78

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

He put weight on.

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
4 years ago

Still pretty good, except the red Rudolf nose...

Memo Obitz
Community Member
4 years ago

His nose got bigger.

Miriam Hirsch
Community Member
4 years ago

Everybody's noses get bigger because noses keep growing for your entire life.

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Annelies Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't.ike both.

Annelies Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Must read I do not like both

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Roger Hogarth
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like he upped his cigarette intake.

Classy Plant
Community Member
4 years ago

the husband of a murderer, sad.

Alex Dingler
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4 years ago

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Iduot

Lauren Whitman
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4 years ago

Did you just misspell 'idiot'?!

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