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 their home due to government shelling, takes refuge Sept. 13, 2012, at Bab Al-Salameh crossing border, hoping to cross to one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz. (Associated Press)

A Syrian family, who fled their home due to government shelling, takes refuge Sept. 13, 2012, at Bab Al-Salameh crossing border, hoping to cross to one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz. (Associated Press)

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