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The day in photos: Oscar and the media, day two

The day in photos: Oscar and the media, day two

Oscarama, also known as murder trial against world famous athlete Oscar Pistorius, has attracted media from across the world. First they were here for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, now this. The media was the centre of attention at the beginning of proceedings on day two after certain outlets published a witness’s photograph against the expressed orders of the court. GREG NICOLSON was there, shooting with and at the circus.

Photo 1: What’s an event without an appearance by the Economic Freedom Fighters? EFF supporters march past the courthouse (they were at an adjacent courthouse disputing party registration costs) and in front of tents housing international broadcasters for Pistorius’s trial.

Photo 2: Cameramen await Pistorius outside court.

Photo 3: On Tuesday, as on Monday, many members of the public waited with the press for Pistorius to arrive.

Photo 4: Pistorius is ushered through the media throng while leaving court.

Photo 5: A camera stretches to catch a glimpse of the accused as he is forced through a phalanx of journalists and photographers towards a car.

Photo 6: Pistorius has largely been able to avoid the media on the street, confusing photographers by using different entrances and exits to the North Gauteng High Court, but he was forced to leave through the normal exit on Tuesday, just like everyone else.

Photo 7: A reporter speaks on TV in a tent outside the court.

Photo 8: Entrepreneurs have found a few ways to make money off the trial, including this Dros Fried Chicken pop-up store which has been set up across the road providing coffee, snacks, shelter and a live-stream of the trial.

Photo 9: Oscar’s brother Carl leaves the courthouse.

Photo 10: A journalist records an update on the trial on his phone.

Photo 11: Many media organisations have set up scaffolding to get a better angle of the courthouse.

Photo 12: Barry Roux, left, Pistorius’s defence advocate, walks through the Pretoria streets.

Photo 13: Awaiting Pistorius, journalists climb up a bus stop for a better vantage point.

Main photo: Photographers’ flashes light up Oscar’s sister Aimee as she walks into court.


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