Exodus of refugees from Syria spikes

Senior U.N. officials say 11,000 Syrians have fled the country in the past 24 hours in what they call an unusual spike in the number of refugees.

Syrian families who fled from the violence in their villages sit Nov. 8, 2012, next to their belongings at a displacement camp in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border. (Associated Press)

Syrian families who fled from the violence in their villages sit Nov. 8, 2012, next to their belongings at a displacement camp in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border. (Associated Press)

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