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9/11 by the numbers

A sampling of facts and figures compiled a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States

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Percent who felt that way in 2011: 40

Department of Homeland Security budget request for fiscal year 2012: $57.0 billion

DHS budget request for fiscal year 2002: $18.2 billion

Number of Advanced Imaging Technology units (full-body scanners) DHS has installed at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at U.S. airports in 2011: 488

Number Homeland Security hopes to have operational if its 2012 request is approved: 1,275

Amount of Homeland Security budget earmarked to reach that goal: $105.2 million.

Year in which the Federal Emergency Management Administration introduced a coloring book for kids called “A Scary Thing Happened” that featured an image of a jet plane headed for the smoldering World Trade Center towers on its cover: 2003

Year that coloring book was removed from FEMA’s website: 2009

Year that Really Big Coloring Books released its coloring book called “We Shall Never Forget 9/11: A Kid’s Guide to Freedom,” which features drawings of U.S. soldiers taking aim at Osama bin Laden, while he uses a woman in a burqa as a human shield: 2011

Cost of that book: $6.99

Number of copies sold during its first print run: 10,000

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