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$(function () {
	var count = 1;
  
	// Create click event handler on the document.
  $(document).on("click", function (event) {
    // If the target is not the container or a child of the container, then process
    // the click event for outside of the container.
    if ($(event.target).closest("#container").length === 0) {
    	$("#results").prepend("<div>" + count++ + ". You clicked outside of the container element</div>");
    }
  });
  
	// Create click event handler on the container element.
  $("#container").on("click", function () {
   	$("#results").prepend("<div>" + count++ + ". You clicked inside of the container element</div>");
  });
});
<h2>Click on the container or container children to see that the click event within the container.</h2>
<h2>Click outside of the container to see the click event outside of the container.</h2>

<div id="container">
  <div class="square"></div>
  <div class="square"></div>
  <div class="square"></div>
</div>

<h2>Click event</h2>

<div id="results">

</div>

<div style="position: absolute;bottom: 5px;">
Read about this Fiddle at: <a href="http://jsdev.wikidot.com/howto:2" target="_blank">How To: jQuery - Detect Click Event Outside of an Element</a>
</div>
#container {
  border: 1px solid black;
  background-color: green;
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 10px;
}

div.square {
  width: 100px;
  height: 100px;
  margin: 5px;
  display: inline-block;
  background-color: blue;
}

#container:hover {
  cursor: pointer;
}

#results {
  min-height: 50px;
  border: 1px solid lightgrey;
  padding: 5px;
}

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