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.

Amina Al Sado, 5, who fled with her family from the violence in their village, poses Nov. 7, 2012, for a photograph inside a tent at a displacement camp in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border. (Associated Press)

Amina Al Sado, 5, who fled with her family from the violence in their village, poses Nov. 7, 2012, for a photograph inside a tent at a displacement camp in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border. (Associated Press)

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