Rangoon began to look something like a normal city on Tuesday as people continued to go back to work and Burmese army patrols went about removing evidence of seven weeks of rebellion.

Buses fueled with army gasoline plied their routes, stores were opened and market stalls did a brisk business.Strikes in virtually every industry and government department ended in Burma on Monday under military government's threats of dismissal and imprisonment.

Many soldiers were on the streets busily removing anti-government posters from trees, lamp posts and buildings. Army sound trucks circulated through the city telling citizens to do likewise.