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Oscar Pistorius trial: Week five round-up

Oscar Pistorius - 11 April 2014 Image copyright Reuters

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial resumed this week after a 10-day break with the Paralympian finally taking to the stand.

For two days he gave emotional testimony responding to questions from his own lawyer Barry Roux. Then prosecutor Gerrie Nel began his interrogation of the athlete, who denies deliberately killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.

Here is how our reporters covered the big moments, via tweets and video reports, in the fifth week of the trial. You can follow the coverage next week via our correspondents in Pretoria on Twitter here.

Day 16 - Monday 7 April

Image caption The prosecution aggressively cross-examined the pathologist Jan Botha called by Oscar Pistorius' defence team
Image caption Mr Nel repeatedly tried to lure pathologist Professor Jan Botha into contradicting himself
Image caption Reeva Steenkamp's mother remained impassive as Mr Pistorius apologised for her daughter's death
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Media captionOscar Pistorius: "I'm scared to sleep... I have terrible nightmares"
Image caption In the wake of Reeva's death, Mr Pistorius said he no longer wanted to handle firearms himself
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Media captionDay 16 of Oscar Pistorius' trial in 60 seconds

Day 17- Tuesday 8 April

Image caption Questioning turns to the evening of the shooting
Image caption The couple were going to exchange Valentine's gifts the next day but planned to spend a quiet night in
Image caption Oscar Pistorius' lawyer asked the athlete to stand next to the toilet door, which is in the courtroom, on his stumps
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Media captionOscar Pistorius recounts the shooting
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Media captionOscar Pistorius trial day 17 - in 60 seconds

Day 18 - Wednesday 9 April

Image caption Gerrie Nel begins his cross examination of the Olympic athlete
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Media caption"You killed a person" - Prosecutor Gerrie Nel confronts Oscar Pistorius
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Media captionThe court was shown a video of Mr Pistorius firing a gun at a shooting range
Image caption The bail application said Mr Pistorius went out on the balcony to collect the fans, but he says he did not step outside when he moved them inside
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Media captionOscar Pistorius sobbed while recounting the moments of the shooting, as Andrew Harding reports

Day 19 - Thursday 10 April

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Media captionOscar Pistorius trial day 19 - in 60 seconds

Day 20 - Friday 11 April

Image caption Oscar Pistorius responds to a question about why he did not report an incident when he was chased by a Mercedes and an alleged assault
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Media captionOscar Pistorius: "At no point did Reeva shout out or scream"
Image caption The last exchange between Gerrie Nel and Oscar Pistorius before the court adjourned at lunch until Monday

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