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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 October 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp in February 2013.

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At the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum five-year term in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria...Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star intended to kill his girlfriend or an imagined intruder on Valentine's Day last year.

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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday and will await the verdict on culpable homicide

Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on February 7, 2014 during a protest for basic government services. South African police fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets on February 6, 2014 to disperse thousands of rioters demanding basic government services in communities near Pretoria and Johannesburg. Security forces were deployed to several flashpoints in Gauteng province as protesters blocked streets and set ablaze police stations and other municipal buildings as well as tyres.

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Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on Friday during a protest for basic government services. South African police fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets on Thursday to disperse thousands of rioters demanding basic government services in communities near Pretoria and Johannesburg.

 A military fly-past takes place above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly after its unveiling at the Union Buildings on December 16, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.  South African president Jacob Zuma unveiled a 9 meter bronze statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela as part of the Day of Reconciliation celebrations.

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A military fly-past above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly after it was unveiled at the Union Buildings on Monday in Pretoria, South Africa. South African president Jacob Zuma unveiled the 9 metre bronze statue as part of the Day of Reconciliation celebrations.

People wait in a bus line to pay their respects to former South African President Mandela in Pretoria

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People wait in a bus line to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria 

South African mourners hold posters of former president Nelson Mandela, while chanting slogans as the convoy transporting the body of Nelson Mandela passes by, in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Motorcycle-riding police officers escorted the casket Wednesday morning from 1 Military Hospital outside of Pretoria to the Union Buildings. Some Pretoria residents lined the streets to watch the procession go by, singing tributes to Mandela, who died Dec. 5 at age 95.

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South African mourners hold posters of former president Nelson Mandela, while chanting slogans as the convoy transporting the body of Nelson Mandela passes by in Pretoria, South Africa

Former US presidents Bill Clinton (L), George W. Bush (C) and Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton (R) attend the official memorial ceremony for late South African president Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 December 2013. Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela died on 05 December at the age of 95.

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Former US presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Mr Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton attend the official memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius (C) appears in the Pretoria Magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2013. The trial of double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin on 03 March 2014, a judge ruled on 19 August 2013. Judge Desmond Nair set the trial to run through March 20 next year at a high court in Pretoria, in coordination with defence lawyers and the prosecution.

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Oscar Pistorius appears in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge Desmond Nair on Monday ruled that the trial of the double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin on March 3 2014

A group of kindergarten children sing Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Thursday, July 18, 2013. South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president's health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.

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Kindergarten children sing “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa

People pray in Pretoria's Petra church d...People pray in Pretoria's Petra church during a gospel mass on July 7, 2013. Former South African president Nelson Mandela lays in critical condition in Pretoria's Medi Clinic Heart hospital where emotional crowds gathered outside, as relatives and clan elders made preparations for the revered former South African leader's final journey. Singing supporters amassed outside the Pretoria hospital where the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero was fighting for his life. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

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People pray in Pretoria’s Petra church during a gospel mass on Sunday. Nelson Mandela, former South African president, remains in a critical condition in Pretoria’s Medi Clinic Heart hospital where emotional crowds continue to gather, as relatives and clan elders make preparations for the revered former leader’s final journey

Kids release balloons after a prayer for former South African President Nelson Mandela on July 5, 2013 outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital  where Mandela is hospitalized in Pretoria. During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has not been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said on July 4. Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said he was in a "permanent vegetative state" and advised his family to turn off his life support machine, according to court documents dated June 26, obtained by AFP. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Children release balloons after a prayer for former South Africa President Nelson Mandela on Friday outside the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria. During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, Mr Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has not been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said on Thursday. Doctors said he was in a “permanent vegetative state” and advised his family to turn off his life support machine, according to court documents dated June 26 obtained by AFP. 

A woman from a prayer group plays an instrument on July 4, 2013 outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African President Nelson Mandela is staying. The exhumed remains of three of Nelson Mandela's children at the centre of an ugly family feud were due to undergo forensic tests today before reburial in the ailing anti-apartheid hero's childhood village. The public row comes as the 94-year-old former political prisoner, who became South Africa's first black president, lies critically ill in what is now his fourth week in hospital.

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A woman from a prayer group plays an instrument on Thursday outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African president Nelson Mandela is staying. The exhumed remains of three of Nelson Mandela’s children at the centre of an ugly family feud were due to undergo forensic tests today before reburial in the anti-apartheid hero’s childhood village. The public row comes as the 94-year-old former political prisoner, who became South Africa’s first black president, lies critically ill in hospital.

Focus Continues To Surround The Hospital Where Nelson Mandela's Condition Is Said To Be Critical...PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 01:  A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection on June 30, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela recently said that the Nobel peace prize laureate's condition has shown 'great improvement' but he is still critically ill.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection in Pretoria, South Africa.

A ruling African National Congress (ANC)...A ruling African National Congress (ANC) party supporter shouts slogans while dancing in support of former South African President Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the ailing leader is hospitalized on June 27, 2013. Nelson Mandela was in a "very critical" condition on life support Thursday, family members said, warning South Africa and the world that "anything is imminent" for the revered anti-apartheid hero.  AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

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An African National Congress party supporter outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria shouts slogans while dancing in support of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela was in a “very critical” condition on life support, family members said. 

Prayers Are Said As Nelson Mandela Remains In a Critical Condition...PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 27:  Ninetly-five children release 95 balloons after praying for former President Nelson Mandela to mark the upcoming of his 95th birthday outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection June 27, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Family members and President Jacob Zuma have visited Mandela in the hospital today.

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Ninety-five children release 95 balloons outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital, Pretoria, after praying for Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, to mark his upcoming 95th birthday. Mr Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. Family members and President Jacob Zuma visited Mr Mandela in the hospital on Thursday. 

Wellwisher Daniel Sello cries out his thanks to Nelson Mandela in front of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa Thursday, June 13, 2013. Former South African President Nelson Mandela is spending a sixth day in the hospital and while there was no immediate update on his health Thursday, President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday reported that Mandela was responding better to treatment for a recurring lung infection.

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Well-wisher Daniel Sello cries out his thanks to Nelson Mandela in front of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where the former South African president is being treated. Mr Mandela is spending a sixth day in hospital and while there was no immediate update on his health on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said Mr Mandela was responding better to treatment for a recurring lung infection.

Oscar Pistorius (R) looks on next to his sister Aimee ahead of court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court June 4, 2013. "Blade Runner" Pistorius arrived at court on Tuesday in his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT)

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Oscar Pistorius, standing near to his sister, Aimee, waits for court proceedings at the Pretoria magistrates court in South Africa to begin on Tuesday. Mr Pistorius, the Paralympic star known as “Blade Runner”, attended his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp