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Halle Berry considers approaching Barack Obama over child protection laws

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May 15, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

The Monster's Ball star was picking her daughter Nahla up from a Los Angeles school on Thursday (10May12) when she lost her temper with photographers who got a little too close for comfort while taking photos of the pair.

Berry was caught on camera lashing out at the paparazzi as she tried to use her hand to shield her face, shouting obscenities at the snappers and yelling, "I'm doing something honourable. I'm not harassing people!"

The video of her rant was posted online and Berry has now opened up about the incident, admitting she regrets the way she handled the situation.

She tells U.S. news show Extra, "I hate that I lost my cool, but you know, I'm human. That happens and when it comes to my daughter, I'm ferocious."

However, the actress insists something needs to be done to prevent photographers from harassing celebrity parents simply trying to protect their children - and she is prepared to go straight to the top to voice her concerns.

She says, "There are no laws here that protect our children and, as a mum coming to the school..., not only my child, but all the children that are there. It's just wrong, wrong, wrong.

"You know, I think I'm going call Obama and say, 'Look, can you help us? I know this seems like a little issue right now, but it's a big issue in our lives and our lives at the school and our children being protected.'"

Berry has reason to be fiercely protective over her daughter - earlier this year (12), the star, who is fighting her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry for custody of young Nahla, asked a judge for permission to move from Los Angeles to her fiance Olivier Martinez's native France, amid fears for her family's safety after multiple run-ins with an alleged stalker.

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