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.

A Syrian family who fled from the violence in their village sits next to their belongings Nov. 7, 2012, at a displacement camp in the Syrian village of Atma, near the Turkish border. (Associated Press)

A Syrian family who fled from the violence in their village sits next to their belongings Nov. 7, 2012, at a displacement camp in the Syrian village of Atma, near the Turkish border. (Associated Press)

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