Customers look at gold jewelry at a gold shop in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The price of gold topped $1,800 an ounce for the first time, as concern about Europe's debt problems intensified ... more 
Customers look at gold jewelry at a gold shop in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The price of gold topped $1,800 an ounce for the first time, as concern about Europe's debt problems intensified Wednesday. Some investors view gold as a safer bet. Its value, unlike that of a currency, such as the U.S. dollar, doesn't hinge on whether countries can make their bond payments, or on the vigor of their economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vincent Yu
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 2:45 AM EDT