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Pistorius trial: Day 17 round-up in tweets and video

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday (8 April) Image copyright AP
Image caption The trial of the athlete, who could face life imprisonment if convicted of murder, was adjourned until Wednesday after he broke down crying

It was a dramatic day in the trial of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday as he described the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home.

Here is how our reporters covered the day's testimony, via tweets and video reports.

Day 17 - Tuesday 8 April

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Image caption June Steenkamp, mother of Reeva Steenkamp, reacts as she listens to Oscar Pistorius describe in detail the cirumstances of her daughter's death on Tuesday
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Media captionOscar Pistorius recounts the shooting
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Media captionThe BBC's Karin Giannone details the case so far and the prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius's character

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