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In this combination image made from photos courtesy of Dale Irby, Dale Irby is shown in a series of yearbook photos over the course of 40 years: from left, 1973, 1980, 1988, 1996, 2004 and 2012. Irby retired in 2013 as an elementary school physical education teacher in the Richardson school district, north of Dallas. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Dale Irby via the Dallas Morning News)

Texas teacher wears same outfit for school photo for 40 years

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DALLAS — A Texas teacher's streak of wearing the same outfit for his school photograph is coming to an end after 40 years with his retirement.

It started as an accident. Dale Irby told the Dallas Morning News that when he received his photo in his second year he was embarrassed to discover he'd worn the same polyester shirt and brown sweater vest as the first year.

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