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Pistorius trial to begin amid blaze of publicity

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Star Olympian Oscar Pistorius faces a possible life sentence when he goes on trial Monday accused of murdering his girlfriend in a Valentine's Day shooting that shocked the world. 

Oscar Pistorius appears at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on August 19, 2013

Facing the glare of a globally televised trial, Pistorius is expected to argue he shot his 29-year-old lover Reeva Steenkamp through a locked toilet door at his home believing she was an intruder.

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