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Ben, Jen and Violet were out having a family dinner at the Brentwood Country Mart, when a photog must have gotten a little too close for comfort, because the normally affable Affleck lunged at his camera!

He stopped short of pulling a Kanye, though, and the photog backed off.

With a new baby on the way and a house under construction were sure Ben's under a lot of pressure, but violence is never the answer!