Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Olympian says he shot her thinking she was an intruder in his home; the prosecution maintains he intentionally shot her several times in the bathroom after an argument. The case has become a media sensation, similar to the OJ Simpson case in the United States 20 years ago because of the celebrity factor, the sensational allegations and the fascination of people around the world.

Pistorius has been watched closely by Reeva Steenkamp's relations during his trial for her murder. Reeva's mother June has been seated in the front row of the public gallery at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Pistorius's sister Aimee and other members of his family have had to hear painful testimony from witnesses about how the Olympic and Paralympic athlete shot his girlfriend. Pistorius broke down in court as he listened to details of the injuries Reeva Steenkamp suffered when he shot her three times.

Outside the courthouse, Pistorius has faced a barrage of cameras as photographers, TV cameramen and members of the public have tried to get a shot of the world famous Bladerunner.

June Steenkamp cries during Oscar Pistorius's trial for her daughter's murder
June Steenkamp cries during Oscar Pistorius's trial for her daughter's murderReuters
A friend of the Steenkamp family looks at Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
A friend of the Steenkamp family looks at Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva SteenkampReuters
Aimee Pistorius, Oscar's sister, holds his hand ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Aimee Pistorius, Oscar's sister, holds his hand ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva SteenkampReuters
Oscar Pistorius speaks to Roxanne Adams, a member of his legal team
Oscar Pistorius speaks to Roxanne Adams, a member of his legal teamReuters
A member of the defence legal team reaches out to Oscar Pistorius as he holds his head while a witness testifies
A member of the defence legal team reaches out to Oscar Pistorius as he holds his head while a witness testifiesReuters
Oscar Pistorius listens to his lawyer Barry Roux at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Oscar Pistorius listens to his lawyer Barry Roux at the North Gauteng High Court in PretoriaReuters
Members of Oscar Pistorius's family sit in court
Members of Oscar Pistorius's family sit in courtReuters
A member of the African National Congress Women's League wears a picture of Reeva Steenkamp on her jacket as she attends the murder trial
A member of the African National Congress Women's League wears a picture of Reeva Steenkamp on her jacket as she attends the murder trialReuters
Members of the media work in court during the trial
Members of the media work in court during the trialReuters
A police officer clears the way as Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court at the end of a session
A police officer clears the way as Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court at the end of a sessionGetty
Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court amid a media scrum
Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court amid a media scrumGetty
Members of the public try to get a picture of Oscar Pistorius as he leaves North Gauteng High Court
Members of the public try to get a picture of Oscar Pistorius as he leaves North Gauteng High CourtGetty
Police officers hold back the media as they wait for Oscar Pistorius to arrive
Police officers hold back the media as they wait for Oscar Pistorius to arriveGetty
A television presenter recoils as a torrent of rain water falls from her makeshift studio outside North Gauteng High Court
A television presenter recoils as a torrent of rain water falls from her makeshift studio outside North Gauteng High CourtGetty