Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Oct. 17. A South African judge ruled today that prosecutors can appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed to the athlete for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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Sitting on the steps outside her London home, Doris Lessing learns from reporters that she won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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June Steenkamp (left), mother of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, Reva Steenkamp, leaves the Pretoria High Court after Monday's sentencing hearing for the South African athlete. A prison official recommended house arrest for Pistorius. Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South African track star Oscar Pistorius wipes his face during his trial in Pretoria on Monday. The 27-year-old grew emotional as he apologized to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius is charged with murdering her. Themba Hadebe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius in court on Monday in Pretoria. He's accused of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend on Feb. 14, 2013. Herman Verwey /EPA/Landov hide caption

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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Glyn Kirk /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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