CSS Background Color Every other div

I have a div that is displayed on a page X amount of times depending upon the amount of returns.  Is the a pure CSS way to give the div style an alternate background color every other iteration of the div?
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Brandon LyonSenior Frontend DeveloperCommented:
Most browsers will support:

#wrapper div:nth-child(odd) {
  background: red;
#wrapper div:nth-child(even) {
  background: blue;

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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
AFAIK, with pure CSS you can't. You should use jquery to iterate throught the array of element changing its color at each iteration. Supposing your element are 3:

  var array_of_colors('#ff0000', '#00ff00', '#0000ff');
  var i = 0;
    e.css('color', array_of_colors[i];

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rgranlundAuthor Commented:
Thank you for that cool piece of jQuery.  However, I found out how to do it with CSS:
.application-menu-box:nth-child(even) {
.application-menu-box:nth-child(odd) {

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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Oh, I misunderstood your needs: I thought you want to give a different color to each element, not to change the color for even and odd.
Thanks for points, but don't you think you should award them to Brandon? You chose his solution, after all...
rgranlundAuthor Commented:
I did not see his post!  wow.  How do I give the points to him?
Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
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