South Africa is gearing up for the trial of Oscar Pistorius, which starts on 3 March.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day after an argument. He says he shot Steenkamp by mistake in the belief that she was an intruder.

Pistorius was the first double-amputee to run at the world championships and the Olympics. He faces a possible life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in prison if he is convicted of premeditated murder.

2004 medal
September 25, 2004: German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder hangs the bronze medal around Oscar Pistorius's neck for the Men's 100m - T44 at the 12th Paralympic Games in AthensReuters
2008 para
September 9, 2008: Oscar Pistorius crosses the finish line ahead of Jerome Singleton of the US to win the Men's 100m T44 final during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic GamesReuters
2011 world cup
August 28, 2011: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in DaeguReuters
2012 olympics
August 5, 2012: Oscar Pistorius – the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Games – finishes eighth in the Men's 400m Semi Final at London 2012Getty
2012 olympic relay
August 10, 2012: Oscar Pistorius waits for the baton in the men's 4x400m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. South Africa finished eighth out of nine teamsReuters
2012 paralympic opening
August 29, 2012: Oscar Pistorius carries the South African flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 ParalympicsGetty
2012 paralympic brazilian
September 2, 2012: Oscar Pistorius congratulates Brazil's Alan Oliveira who beat him in the men's 200m T44 during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Pistorius caused controversy by blaming his loss on the length of Oliveria's bladesReuters
2012 paralympic gold
September 8, 2012: Oscar Pistorius celebrates with his gold medal after winning the men's 400m T44 final at the London 2012 Paralympic GamesReuters
2012 paralympic peacock
September 6, 2012: Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock wins the men's 100m T-44 final at the London 2012 Paralympics. Oscar Pistorius finished fourthReuters
2013 award
February 7, 2013: Proteas players Jaques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, and Hashim Amla receive the Outstanding Contribution to South African Sport Award from Oscar Pistorius during the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards in JohannesburgGetty
2013 crime scene
February 14, 2013: Police crime scene tape marks off the home of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva SteenkampReuters
2013 court
February 22, 2013: Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock ahead of his bail application at the Pretoria magistrates courtReuters
2013 brother sister
August 19, 2013: Oscar Pistorius holds hands with his sister Aimee and brother Carl ahead of court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates courtReuters