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Blue jeans celebrate 140 years

By Daphne Sashin and Toby Lyles, CNN
May 20, 2013 -- Updated 1822 GMT (0222 HKT)
Denim jeans -- or trousers, waist overalls or dungarees -- started out as work-wear for hard labor in mines, factories and fields, as seen on <a href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-965233'>two fruit pickers</a> in British Columbia in 1942. Denim jeans -- or trousers, waist overalls or dungarees -- started out as work-wear for hard labor in mines, factories and fields, as seen on two fruit pickers in British Columbia in 1942.