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South African newspaper publishes photograph of Oscar Pistorius in blades on track

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    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during Men's 100m T44 round 1 at the 2012 Paralympics in London. A judge in South Africa says Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, can leave South Africa to compete in international competition, with conditions. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, olympian Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa. A judge in South Africa says Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, can leave South Africa to compete in international competition, with conditions. (AP Photo/File) (The Associated Press)

A South African newspaper has published a photograph of Oscar Pistorius at a running track in his carbon fiber blades as the Olympian's agent says his return to training is imminent.

The Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper has the image of Pistorius, who was charged with murder for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the front page of its Thursday edition. The double amputee is wearing his blades and walking with his hands on his hips.

The newspaper says the photo was taken on March 24 by a high school student visiting the University of Pretoria, Pistorius' practice facility.

Pistorius' agent, Peet van Zyl, says he was expecting the photo to be published. He says Pistorius was only "having a jog" but will likely return to full training soon.