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Gallery: Oscar Pistorius in court

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Oscar Pistorius blocks his ears inside the high court on the second day of his trial in Pretoria. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013.   Picture: APOscar Pistorius smiles during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 3, 2014. The first witness at Pistorius' murder trial told the court on Monday she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports' most admired role models jailed for life. Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murdering model Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius arrives in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius drinks water in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius' sister Aimee Pistorius, left, and uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, sit with an unidentified woman ahead of the trial of the Olympic and Paralympic track star at the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, 2nd right, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013.   Picture: APOscar Pistorius arrives at the Pretoria High Court for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes.   Picture: REUTERSCarl Pistorius, the brother of Oscar Pistorius, arrives  at the high court in Pretoria. Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013.   Picture: APAimee Pistorius, left, the sister of Oscar Pistorius, speaks with unidentified people as she arrives for his trial at the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: APThe family members of Oscar Pistorius seated in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. The "Blade Runner" arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes.   Picture: REUTERSJune Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, left, and an unidentified seated in the high court prior to the start of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria. Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013.    Picture: APMembers of the African National Congress Women's League sing in front of the 

courthouse ahead of the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as his trial started.   Picture: REUTERSMembers of the ANC protest for woman right's outside the high court during the trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria. Pistorius is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013.   Picture: APCarl Pistorius, right, the brother of Oscar Pistorius walks outside the high court before the start of his brother's trial in Pretoria.   Picture: APJune Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, left, wipes her face with a tissue at the start the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the high court in Pretoria. Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.   Picture: APState prosecutor Gerrie Nel arrives at the court ahead of the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius looks at his watch as he sits in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.The  "Blade Runner" pleaded not guilty on Monday to murdering his girlfriend at the start of a trial with massive media cover that could see one of global sports' most admired role models go to jail for life.   Picture: REUTERSOlympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius stands in the dock during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSPeople run after the car that is transporting  Oscar Pistorius from the high court after the first day of his trial in Pretoria.   Picture: APPeople run after the car that is transporting  Oscar Pistorius from the high court after the first day of his trial in Pretoria.   Picture: APOscar Pistorius, right, talks talks with his lawyer Barry Roux, 2nd left, at the end the court session for his trial at the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: APArnold Pistorius, right, uncle of Oscar Pistorius talks with Oscar's lawyer Barry Roux, left, at the end the court session at the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: APOscar Pistorius hugs his brother Carl Pistorius (facing camera) during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   pICTURE: REUTERSState prosecutor Gerrie Nel, left, speaks with Barry Roux, legal representative for Oscar Pistorius, during Pistorius' trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.  Picture: REUTERSAimee Pistorius listens to a witness's testimony during the trial of her brother Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, March 3, 2014. The first witness at Pistorius' murder trial told the court on Monday she heard "bloodcurdling screams" from a woman followed by shots, a dramatic opening to a case that could see one of global sports' most admired role models jailed for life. Pistorius pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year.    Picture: REUTERSDefence lawyer Barry Roux, who represents Oscar Pistorius, attends the second day of trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSMembers of the media work during the second day of the trial of Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius pictured during the second day of his trial.   Picture: REUTERSOscar Pistorius speaks to a member of his legal team during the second day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSscar Pistorius looks though the defence team's paperwork during the second day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: REUTERSLead investigator Lieutenant-General Vineshkumar Moonoo is seen in court during the second day of the trial.   Picture: ANTOINE DE RASState prosecutor Gerrie Nel attends the second day of the trial.   Picture: ANTOINE DE RASOscar Pistorius pictured during the second day of his trial.   Picture: ANTOINE DE RASOscar Pistorius's uncle Arnold Pistorius with wife Lois, arrive outside the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: THEMBA HADEBERoxanne Adams, a member of the legal team defending Oscar Pistorius, is seen during the second day of the trial.   Picture: KIM LUDBROOKAimee Pistorius, sister of Oscar Pistorius, is hugged by an unidentified woman during the second day of Oscar's trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: SIPHIWE SIBEKOJournalists swamp Oscar Pistorius as he is escorted out by his private security and police officers at the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: THEMBA HADEBEOscar Pistorius's uncle Arnold Pistorius is surrounded by media and members of the public as he leaves the high court in Pretoria.   Picture: THEMBA HADEBEOscar Pistorius walks behind a police officer as he leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: SIPHIWE SIBEKOMembers of the media wait to photograph Oscar Pistorius as he  leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: SIPHIWE SIBEKOBarry Roux, lawyer for Oscar Pistorius, leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, March 4.   Picture: SIPHIWE SIBEKOOscar Pistorius embraces his sister Aimee Pistorius as an unidentified policeman looks on after the second day of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: ANTOINE DE RASOscar Pistorius speaks to his brother Carl Pistorius during the second day of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.   Picture: ANTOINE DE RASOscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday, March 4.   Picture: REUTERSJune Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, at the Pretoria High Court for the trial of Oscar Pistorius. Steenkamp said her first day in court was traumatic.    Picture: SCHALK VAn ZUYDAM

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius was ready to take down notes at the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

His black notebook was on his lap and he had a pen in hand.

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